Barrett: 'If we don't beat Brighton we could find ourselves cut adrift at the bottom'
15 April 2010 10:34
Blues skipper Adam Barrett's hamstring strain saw him pull out of the Bees match during the warm-up and is unlikely to face the Seagulls at the weekend. Barrett: 'I should be back for the Oldham game' Shrimpers skipper Adam Barrett's absence on Tuesday evening was a major blow as it happened just before kick-off.Luckily, the form on the night of replacement Jean-Yves Mvoto helped paper the cracks, still the Blues legend will be missed in the vital clash at the weekend against Brighton, themselves not 100% clear of relegation just yet.Barrett told www.southendunited.co.uk: "I've slightly strained my hamstring and, unfortunately, I think Saturday's game is going to come too soon for me. It was sore and tight (in the Bees warm-up) and was very uncomfortable, especially when I had to run a bit faster. There was just no way I could've played, but I think I should be back for the Oldham game and hopefully we can go into that with a win over Brighton because that's definitely what we need." The Southend legend felt the side played well in the second half against Brentford, showing great spirit, but knows it really is 'last saloon' time now, that draws are no good and a win will do with the team stuck in the bottom four five points from safety and only four games remaining. Captain Adam continued: "We need all three points and we're fully aware of that. If we don't then we could find ourselves really cut adrift at the bottom if other results don't go our way. This pressure is on, but it will be difficult because Brighton have been in good form lately."