Blues boss Steve Tilson not only thanked the fans at the Shrimpers Trust Awards Evening, but his departed assistant Paul Brush as well. Tilly on Brushy: 'A fantastic servant for six years alongside me'It's been a tough time for supporters and management alike, but the United faithful are still backing manager Steve Tilson, and at the Shrimpers Trust awards evening last week he took the chance to tell them how he felt. From www.echo-news.co.uk Tilly said: "I would like to thank the fans; the support at home and away has been fantastic. We got 7,000 for the last home game against Stockport, who were bottom, and we appreciate that. I get a bit of grief, but I expect that and on the whole the support has been superb. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it." Paul Brush: Thanked by Tilly for his support over the good yearsThere were also many cheers when he mentioned his former assistant paul Brush, dismissed by chairman Ron Martin in March.Tilly continued: "I'd like to say thank-you to Paul Brush — who isn't here tonight — he was a fantastic servant for six years alongside me."