Sturrock still looking for another Shrimpers striker
12 July 2011 08:24
Southend United manager Paul Sturrock spoke after the side's 3-0 win at Blue Square South Dartford Monday evening where 22 players turned out , and he's still looking for more! Sturrock: 'Pleased by the second half when we switched to a 4-3-3 formation' Blues boss Paul Sturrock was more than happy with his teams 3-0 victory at Princes Park Monday evening which saw four trailists make an appearance as the Shrimpers turned around two different teams over the 90 minutes. Sturrock told www.southendunited.co.uk: “We had a look at one or two different things and fielded two different line-ups so it was a good night for us. I was especially pleased by the second half when we switched to a 4-3-3 formation which I thought made a difference. The first half was difficult because we had a few more trialists and, if this had been a league game, then I would've switched to 4-3-3 much earlier but it was a good night. It also shows how much we have progressed since coming here last season and losing 2-0.” Second half strikes from Bilel Mohsni, Neil Harris and trialist Ryan Leonard secured victory for Blues and Sturrock was thrilled to see Harris hit the back of the net in his first game for the club since signing in the summer. Sturrock continued: “Neil did well when he came on and we showed we will be able to play in a variety of systems too. There's still plenty of work to be done and it's still early days but it's a good start.” Sturrock added he was not yet finished in the transfer market and a new striker could well be a priority as Barry Corr remains sidelined with a knee problem and Blair Sturrock is also out with an ankle injury.