Southend United's Barry Corr has Wembley mission in sights

Echo: Well done — Barry Corr is congratulated on scoring against Burton Albion last Saturday. Now he will be looking to beat the Brewers again over two legs to reach a Wembley final again Well done — Barry Corr is congratulated on scoring against Burton Albion last Saturday. Now he will be looking to beat the Brewers again over two legs to reach a Wembley final again

BARRY Corr is out to banish his Wembley blues by firing Southend United to promotion through the play-offs.

The in-form striker came off the bench for the Shrimpers’ 2-0 defeat against Crewe Alexandra in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last April.

And Corr now wants to secure far happier memories at the home of English football.

“When people talk about Wembley and the JPT final they always say it was a great day out but I actually hated it and thought it was horrendous,” said Corr, who has scored five goals in his last six games.

“I was on the bench and we lost the game so there was nothing to enjoy about that and I’m desperate to get back there.

“It’s a really big thing for me and I want to be part of a winning team at Wembley.

“We did a lap of honour to clap the fans after the Burton game last weekend but we haven’t achieved anything yet.

“We want to be doing a lap of honour at Wembley and then we will have achieved what we want and that’s promotion.”

Corr, who came close to joining Burton during the summer, will be heading into the play-offs in fine form.

The Irishman has worked his way ahead of Kevan Hurst in the Southend scoring stakes after netting his 13th goal of the season last weekend in a 1-0 win against Burton.

However, Corr is not too concerned who ends up being top goalscorer at the end of the campaign.

“Hursty and I have been having a joke about it but he’s been fantastic for me this season and has made quite a lot of my goals,” said the 29-year-old.

“I don’t think we really mind who ends up as top goalscorer as long as we win these games and get promotion.

“That’s all that really matters now.”

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