Date: 16th September 2015 at 6:04pm
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Phil Brown was less than impressed with the defeat against Shrewsbury on Saturday, with Southend unable to build on the win we had managed to secure in the previous game against Peterborough, with Michael Timlin basically backing up the Blues boss who has said no one played well!

Brown wasn’t giving credit to anyone but Timlin’s told the Echo he believes one person came did, as he often does, came out of it with credit, ‘keeper Dan Bentley.

Timlin’s said Southend didn’t ‘apply ourselves properly’ against Shrewsbury with this something he’s looking for us to do against Millwall this weekend, in a game that’ll mean something more to him but he’ll show no sentimentality!

He lives just a couple of minutes from the Den, at least the site of the old Den anyway, he grew up a Millwall fan and is a close friend of Lions boss, and former Southend teammate, Neil Harris – who rumour has it might have been looking to sign him in the summer? – but he insists there’s ‘no room for sentiment’ with him focused on doing a job for the Shrimpers.

‘We need to go to Millwall and apply ourselves properly, like we should’ve done against Shrewsbury, to get the three points.

‘We need to move forward and we all know what we need to do. We need to go back to basics, we need to work hard, cut out sloppy mistakes and be on top of our game.

‘It’s also going to be a special afternoon for me but any sentiment I have towards Millwall will be going out the window on Saturday.’

With so many friends and family supporting Millwall he doesn’t know if they’ll be supporting him or not? Although he knows it’s ‘not about him’ it’s about the Blues putting on a performance and getting a result!

Millwall, following relegation last season from the Championship, haven’t had the best of starts to the League 1 season either but Timlin also backed his mate Harris to ‘get things right.’

Good luck to Harris doing this….but after the weekend!

In other Southend news it’s been confirmed on the Official Website that Dale Brooks, who only took up a role as the U21 manager this summer, has moved on ‘for personal reasons.’

On this news Brown said.

‘It’s a setback to lose Dale, but it’s something we are very much committed to.

‘I’d like to thank Dale for his hard work during his time working here and wish him the best in what he chooses to do next.’

An announcement on his replacement will be made in due course.


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