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Southend United's Gavin Tomlin: Goals will start to flow for me
SOUTHEND United striker Gavin Tomlin is out to end his goal duck at Morecambe on Saturday.
The forward has failed to score in nine league outings for Blues this season.
And he is determined to find the back of the net at the Globe Arena.
“I’ve come so close to scoring on several occasions and hopefully I’ll get my first one at the weekend,” said Tomlin, 30.
“Once that arrives, I do feel I will go on to get a few more because that’s often the way it goes.
“But at the moment my shots are hitting the bar, being well saved or going just wide, like at Rotherham last weekend.
“However, football is 70 per cent about the mental side of things, so I’ve got to keep going and not let it get to me. I’m still feeling confident and feel the goals will come.”
Tomlin, who did score from the penalty spot against AFC Wimbledon in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in September, has still impressed since signing at the start of the season.
And he has struck up a good understanding with the in-form Britt Assombalonga.
“I’m enjoying playing alongside Britt and he’s going from strength and strength,” said Tomlin.
“He’s scored a lot of goals and there’s still more to come from us because I will be chipping in with some too.”
Tomlin hopes that will start to happen on Saturday when Blues travel to Morecambe.
But he is expecting a difficult afternoon against the Shrimps.
“All games in this league are tough and Morecambe will be no different,” said Tomlin.
“They’re a big, strong team – but we’re going there full of confidence after winning 3-0 at Rotherham last weekend.
“We want to build on that now and get a good run going to move higher up the table because we’re going for promotion this season.”