Harris: 'The club always comes first and we want to progress by getting promotion' : Swindon Town

02 February 2012 05:36
Plymouth Argyle Millwall FC The exit of former Southend United CEO Tara Brady has shocked everyone, especially the players, but striker Neil Harris says that it won't affect the promotion push. Millwall legend" />   Harris: 'Not a lot has been said to the players about Tara Brady’s departure'   So were the players warned about Brady's resignation? It seems not, as Bomber reveals in his weekly Echo column.    Harris told www.echo-news.co.uk:"Not a lot has been said to the players about Tara Brady’s departure and we certainly didn’t know anything about it before anyone else. In fact, I only found out when I picked up a copy of the Echo yesterday morning! Tara, right, is a good bloke and was instrumental in me signing for the football club last summer, so I will always be grateful to him for that. But as players we remain focused on football and trying to make sure this is a happy place to be. The club always comes first and we want to progress by getting promotion and having a new stadium as well."   Good to hear and certainly needed, though action on the firld is what the Shrimpers faithful want to see now.   Harris continued: "We’re all still determined to make sure we go up and we were therefore really disappointed to lose like we did against Swindon Town on Tuesday night. We didn’t hit the standards we have set ourselves this season and we defended poorly as a team. We were also up against a very good Swindon Town side and they took full advantage of us not being at our best. That obviously annoyed us, but we have to channel that in the right way now and bounce back at Plymouth Argyle."   Let's hope so, though he knows just because the Pilgrims are second from bottom th epoints will not be handed to the Essex boys on a plate:   Harris explained: "It will be extremely tough to get a result there as they’re well organised now and have plenty of experience in their side as well. Plymouth are also fighting for their lives and will be scrapping for everything but we don’t fear going anywhere in this division. We’ve done well on the road this season and we need to go and get another good result this weekend now."   It would crtainly help calm things down after yet another turbulant week in Southend's history.   Congratulations to Neil on the birth of his daughter Ava.   Martin fights back, again!: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk    Latest on FF: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk    S24 is looking to build up it's editorial team, why not join us at the Shrimpers fastest growing unofficial site with up to and over 2,000 hits a day currently this month?   If you have something to say on the present exciting times at Southend United or an idea for a new poll, then click on the link with your article or contact details and we will get in touch, just a few lines will do: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk






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