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Scowen on Southend

15 October 2015

Josh Scowen spoke to the press ahead of this weekend’s trip to Southend as the Reds look to add another victory after Tuesday's win in Bradford.

The box-to-box midfielder gave his thoughts on how the season has gone so far, as well as saying how the team can improve going forward in the campaign.

Scowen was asked about his role within the side. Despite the fact he is only twenty-two years of age, he feels he is one of the more experienced in the squad.

“The gaffer wants me to lead, so I try to offer what experience I have.” Said Scowen. “It’s up to the lads whether they take it on, but I try to do what I can. You learn by playing the game, so the more we play the quicker we’ll get there.”

Scowen missed Tuesday night’s win at Bradford City due to being suspended and is hopeful of making a return to the team this weekend.

“I don’t like it when the team's playing and I’m not out there,” Scowen explained. “It’s one of those things in my game though. Every season I get suspended but I’m not planning to change the way I play so I will tend to pick up bookings, but I am trying to limit them.”

Scowen then gave his thoughts on Southend and his knowledge of them as a team and League One as a whole.

“When I’ve played against them in the past they’ve been very direct,” Scowen said. “They tend to hit the front early and play off the second ball, so if we can deal with that and impose our game on them, we will win.

“The league is still tight and a few wins would take us right up there, so if we keep playing like we have we will be there.”

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