Sturrock aiming to strengthen

Southend boss Paul Sturrock is set to step-up his search for new players after a 3-0 loss to Exeter on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated: 12/01/13 at 20:00

Sturrock: Bitterly disappointed

Sturrock: Bitterly disappointed

The Grecians had not won in front of their own supporters since November 6 and went into the game with only three victories on home soil all season.

But a John O'Flynn double sandwiched Scot Bennett's superb header as Exeter picked up three big points to move into the automatic promotion places.

Sturrock said: "We are very disappointed. I thought we had a lot of opportunities in the box and we didn't get on the end of them. We lost a bad goal two minutes before half-time and if we had scored first it might have been a completely different game.

"The second half was a weary-looking team trying to chase the game and it has cost us dear.

"I thought we got into the right areas in the first half but our final finish let us down.

"We have lost three league games in a row now and we need to focus on that because we haven't scored a goal in that period either. For the team performances we have put forward this season it is not good enough and I will have to look into it."

Sturrock added: "There are two or three positions we need to strengthen. I am looking at the squad and it is threadbare.

"I have got three weeks in January to bring in some players. Anybody coming in will be cup-tied but we can still hopefully bring in players that can help us in the league."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Transfer news: Swansea's Ben Davies flattered by transfer talk

Swansea City star Ben Davies admits he is flattered at being linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid.

Serie A: Inter Milan will sign a top European striker this summer

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has confirmed the Nerazzurri are looking to bring in a top striker this summer.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to win title with class

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his side to try and win the Premier League title "in the right way".

Mail Box

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property