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Southend United v Eastleigh – Vanarama National League South – Roots Hall Stadium – Reaction

Southend United 1-0 Eastleigh

Under pressure Southend United boss, Phil Brown deflected talk over his future following Southend United’s single-goal Vanarama National League success over Eastleigh at Roots Hall Stadium.

Nathan Ferguson’s thundering second-half winner secured the Blues first win in seven, relieving some of the pressure on Brown following a winless run stretching back seven matches.

“I’m not thinking about me, and I mean that,” a relieved Brown explained.

“I’m here to help get the club out of the trouble that they’ve been in for the last two or three years.

“I keep saying we need to stop the haemorrhaging first. Have we stopped it tonight? Well, it’s going some way to stopping it. We beat King’s Lynn on the first day of the season, now we’ve won our next game which is eight games after, that’s too many games after.”

Brown added: “After four games we had a foothold in not only the competition but stopping the haemorrhaging. I thought we competed so well against Wrexham and I thought that was a platform to push on, then we lost four games on the bounce.

“I can tell you the stats and the reasons why there were so many changes today. I was watching Eastleigh against Boreham Wood and listening to that stat from BT that ten of Boreham Wood’s eleven starters had played every game.

“I want that consistency. I want to know my best team and I can honestly say I’m not too sure what my best team is until we get all of this emotive stuff out the way.”

Brian Jeeves

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