Date: 13th February 2015 at 6:38pm
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When you look at the fact that Dan Bentley is looking to keep his eighth successive cleansheet for Southend at Roots hall it makes the criticism that he’s gained in some quarters all the more amazing.

Bentley, if he can manage it, will become only the second ever Southend ‘keeper to keep eight cleansheets in a row at Roots Hall, something that Mervyn Cawston has previously managed – he went onto collect 10 in a row in the 1980/81 season.

This is a record that Bentley’s told the Echo he’s now aware of and he would love to get another one against Accrington tomorrow, a win is the priority of course though.

Quick to share the praise though the 21-year-old has made it clear that this has been a team effort with him happy to play a part in the side that’s not only hard to breakdown at home but to also beat, which is the case away from home too for that matter….

‘The number of clean sheets we’ve had in a row at home is a fantastic accolade for the whole team, not just me and it would be great to get another one at the weekend.

‘Keeping a run of clean sheets at home is nothing something you necessarily aim for when someone tells you that you haven’t conceded a goal there in the league since October you realise that’s quite a lot time!

‘We’re proud of that and I think that record is making Roots Hall a harder place to come for opposing teams.’

What a record, what do the trolls that had a pop at him on Twitter have to say about this then?

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