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29 September 2015

New Iron loanee Joe Lolley believes his team can get a better result on Tuesday night when they face Walsall at Glanford Park.

Lolley made his debut for United after signing on a month-long loan deal on Friday from Huddersfield Town. The forward-thinking player was part of an Iron side that took the lead in the first half, before Southend fought back to win 2-1 at Roots Hall.

“It was good to finally get on the pitch and get some minutes but obviously a frustrating result, especially when we took the lead in the first half,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“After our first it became a bit of a scrap and that’s what they do best.

“It’s hard to point a finger on where it went wrong. Personally, I thought I could have done better for the first goal. I think as a team we should have kept passing the ball, keeping it and controlling the game a lot better.”

The attacker believes that based on the chances created in the game, it really could have gone either way.

“Both teams had their chances and it’s just one of those where it could have gone either way. Chances taken, or slips or a moment of magic – unfortunately it was them who nicked it,” he said.

United face an in-form Walsall side on Tuesday evening at Glanford Park, and Lolley says he and his teammates know of the test that is to come.

He stated: “They’re a good team and they’re doing well at the moment so it’s going to be a tough game, like any game. We’ve got to make sure we are defensively in shape and keep the ball a bit better, then hopefully we can come out with a better result.”

Signed for a month, Lolley hopes to use the loan spell to get some minutes under his belt – while aiding United up the table.

“Hopefully I can get more minutes, start scoring goals and create some goals for the team and push us up the league,” he said.

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