Sturrock: 'Next year we can push on'; Waddock: 'Will be a wonderful occasion if it all goes to plan'

06 May 2011 11:48
Both Southend United manager Paul Sturrock and Wycombe Wanderers boss Garry Waddock had their say before their important League Two clash Saturday afternoon at Adams Park with Shrewbury Town more than interested onlookers. Sturrock: 'This football club has had a torrid three years'Blues boss Paul Sturrock doesn't particularly want to play party pooper against the Chairboys Saturday as the Bucks side look for a win that will take them back into League One at the first attempt, he just want his Essex boys to finish in as good a position as they possibily can in a season that has acheived far more than seemed possible last summer. Sturrock told "Wycombe are a very strong team but we will be professional and want to end the season on a high . It's still possible for us to finish 10th and I think that would be a good achievement for us." Fair enough, and if there's any dosh around, however small, two or three signings would give the squad, and the long suffering Shrimpers support, a real boost and belief a promotion push could be on next time around.However, the cany Scotsman Luggy is ever the realist.Sturrock continued: "This football club has had a torrid three years but hopefully we've levelled that off now and next year we can push on and be higher up the table. It won't be easy because there are some big teams coming down from League One and Crawley have plenty of money who are coming up. But progress has been made and we are confident we can do well." We hope so Luggs, we bloody hope so.The S24 try { FB.Event.subscribe('xfbml.render', function() { var fbTags = $('.facebookLike'); for(var i=0; iretweet--> try { FB.Event.subscribe('xfbml.render', function() { var fbTags = $('.facebookLike'); for(var i=0; iretweet-->Waddock: 'It is exciting and we are going to enjoy it'Meanwhile, Chairboys boss Gary Waddock is content that his side have learnt to cope with the pressure built up over a nine match unbeaten run.Waddock told "The pleasing thing is that it is in our hands. The games have been big and they have got bigger and bigger as the weeks go by. The players have been calm and composed and handled the situation very well. Now we have a big final hurdle to get over. They have to play with their heads. Your heart will dictate everything but you have to play with your head. It will be a wonderful occasion if it all goes to plan but we have to play the game and not the occasion and that is our focus."Waddock is very confident that his players will deliver when they have to, and certainly last week's excellent 3-1 win at promoted Bury shows these guys can get it together when they have to. He said: "We had to beat Crewe and the players were extremely focused. We had to beat Bury and they were the same there. There will be a number of different emotions on the day before the game but we have experienced players who can deal with that. The players know it is a big game and they have worked hard to get us in this position. It is exciting and we are going to enjoy it."Let's hope the travelling Shrimpers faithful, out for a party themselves, can do as well.A local look at the