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Southend United John Egan: I'd take win over another wonder goal
SOUTHEND United centre-back John Egan will be aiming for more memorable moments when Bury visit Roots Hall tomorrow.
The on loan Sunderland defender is still basking in the glory of his midweek wonder goal at Scunthorpe United.
But he insists a win against the Shakers would be even more enjoyable this weekend.
“I’ll never forget that goal and it’s certainly the best I’ve ever scored but winning against Bury would be even better because we need the three points,” said Egan, 21.
“We want to get back to winning ways and build on the second half performance at Scunthorpe.
“We have to believe 100 per cent that we can make the play-offs and everyone is really confident here.
“It hasn’t felt like I’ve come in to a side that is struggling to get a win at all and we showed great character by coming back from 2-0 down to get a point against Scunthorpe.”
Egan started the come-back with a stunning 35 yard volley which has attracted 18,000 hits on the club’s official YouTube channel in just one day.
The strike was the Irishman’s first of his senior career.
And he knows it will be hard to repeat such a stunning strike ever again.
“I’ve set the bar quite high now and I think the last time I scored a goal like that I was about 12,” said Egan.
“My mates back home in Ireland have all been looking at it online and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind because so many people have been getting in touch.
“I’ll be happy with any kind of goal from now on though and certainly wouldn’t mind a simple tap in tomorrow because it’s another big game.”
Blues head in to match sitting seventh in the League Two table but have failed to win in their last 11 outings.
Bury are 19th in the standings and Egan cannot wait to again take the pitch after spending most of last season out injured with a broken leg.
“It was very gruesome at the time, I broke my leg in two places and I was out for 10 months in the end,” said Egan.
“I have a great support team behind me with friends and family and I’ve come back stronger.
“I’m really enjoying being with Southend and I want to repay the faith the manager here has shown in me.”