Sturrock: 'Shrimpers need strengthening in other areas than defence'
17 July 2011 11:56
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East Fife beat Dundee FC 1-0. Welling FC. Southend United manager Paul Sturrock was unhappy at the missed chances that saw his side held to a goalless draw against Raith Rovers, and knows the team need some striking back-up. Sturrock: 'We didn’t take our chances which was a shame' Blues boss Paul Sturrock was not a happy Luggy after watching his side miss a handful of chances Sunday afternoon that should have seen offScottish Second Division side Raith Rovers but the game finished goalless. Sturrock told www.echo-news.co.uk: “We didn’t take our chances which was a shame but it was another good work out. We gave the others players in the squad a game and it’s been a successful couple of days for our preparations. But I think it again showed that our opponents are closer to starting their league season than we are but it’s given us plenty to work on.” And it will not be a surprise to the Shrimpers faithful to hear that Luggy will be stepping up his hunt for another striker, especially with the injuries to last season's top scorer Barry Corr and his own son Blair. Whether that will be Rohan Ricketts, who played well enough in the chances he got over the weekend having been flown up to Scotland at late notice, we will have to wait and see, certainly no clue at the moment from the former Tottenham man who is usually so talkative. That would probably be enough to see young Welling skipper Jack Parkinson sent back to the Blue Square Bet South club after taking part in the first two pre-season schedule but not joining Ricketts and ex-Plymouth Ryan Leonard on the trek to Scotland. Echoman Chris Phillips tweeted: '(Sturrock) also said he had been impressed by Jack Parkinson but that we needed strengthening in other areas than defence.' In the final hosts East Fife beat Dundee 1-0. Parky gets his trail with the Shrimpers: www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/sport/2011/july/10/jack_parkinson.aspx