Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley pleased to get back to shut outs with draw at York City

Daniel Bentley - picked up his 13th clean sheet of the season

Daniel Bentley - picked up his 13th clean sheet of the season

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SOUTHEND United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley was happier than most after the Shrimpers’ 0-0 draw at York City on Saturday.

The usually rock solid Shrimpers had conceded six goals in their last three games before facing the Minstermen.

And Bentley was therefore delighted to get back to shutting out the opposition.

“We had all been disappointed at conceding the goals so we’re really pleased to have got the clean sheet here,” said the Wickford based 20-year-old.

“We’ve gone two or three games without getting one so it feels good because it was probably overdue.

“In the last couple of matches we’ve conceded some amazing goals and have also been guilty of some bad defending but that wasn’t the case against York and that has to be a positive thing.”

Blues also lined up with new loan signing Cian Bolger at centre-back alongside Adam Thompson.

And Bentley was impressed by the new boy who signed from Bolton Wanderers on the eve of the match.

“Cian came in and did well and he picked up a cut so he will be in the manager’s good books there too,” said the shot stopper.

“He gave a good account of himself and I thought we looked quite solid, it was just a shame we couldn’t get a goal at the other end of the pitch.”

The goalless draw kept the Shrimpers seventh in the League Two table, eight points below the automatic promotion after going seven games without a win.

And Bentley is expecting another tough 90 minutes when Blues head to bottom of the table Northampton Town tomorrow night.

“Northampton are no mugs, they’re a good team and had an excellent season last year so we’re in for another hard game,” said the keeper.

“They haven’t just suddenly become a bad side but hopefully we can get back among the goals and get ourselves going again.

“I think the two teams cancelled each other out in this game but we’re all hoping it’s a different story at Northampton and we can get the victory to start moving forward again.”

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