Date: 21st May 2015 at 4:25pm
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Michael Timlin and Joe Pigott have been giving their own press interviews ahead of the weekend’s Play Off Final against Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.

With both interviews carried by the Echo News we’ll begin with Timlin who was talking about his own future at Southend and the fact he sees himself remaining at the club for a long time yet.

The 30 year old explained.

‘I see myself staying at Southend for a long time. I`ve briefly spoken to the club about a contract but all I want to focus on is winning promotion and the game we have coming up against Wycombe. Now isn`t the time to be talking about anything else because this is such a big game and we need to make sure we win because if we do I really think it could get this club going again.’

With the clash of heads from the first leg of the semi final against Stevenage getting so much coverage, he went on to say.

‘I couldn`t believe the coverage the clash of heads got but it probably gave our game more of a profile because of it. It was quite a bad clash of heads and some of the lads were telling me they could see my scull when I was coming off the pitch. Thankfully there wasn`t any lasting damage because I was starting to think I would miss out on playing at Wembley again. I`ve been there twice before, once with Southend and once with Swindon but I`ve never got to actually play. This weekend I`ll hopefully get my chance but it will only ever be worth remembering if we actually win the match.’

As for on loan Pigott, the Charlton Athletic striker said the focus had to be on winning promotion and not just enjoying the Wembley turf.

‘This is a game we have to win to get promotion and that`s all that matters, not playing at Wembley. Of course that makes it extra special but I`m not really thinking about if I`m honest. I have loads of friends and family coming to the game which of course adds to the occasion but I think some of them are more excited about it all than I am. For me it`s just another game and we have to focus on winning it and nothing else.’

The Wembley game could be his last in our shirt depending on what charlton’s plans are for him, and as well as hoping he’s done enough to keep his place in the team, he says he came here looking to win promotion and there would be no better way to end his spell than by scoring.

‘We definitely have enough quality in the team to be able to win the game and I can`t think of a better way for my loan spell to end. I seem to get at least one chance in every game I play and I`m still confident of taking the opportunities that come my way. Hopefully I can get one Saturday because scoring there and winning the match would be a dream come true for me.’

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