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Liddle Confident of Southend Success

21 April 2014

Stanley defender Michael Liddle believes the players are in fine spirits ahead of this afternoon's trip to Roots Hall to take on Southend United.

The Reds have drawn their last two games with stoppage time goals and the former Sunderland man thinks that is a huge positive to take.

"We're feeling confident," he said. "I think the late goals have been a reward for the amount of effort and determination we've put in through games and the fact that we have a never say die attitude and are always willing to keep going right until the end.

"We keep going until that final whistle sounds to make sure that we get a good result."

Southend are chasing promotion to League One and currently occupy a play-off place but Liddle doesn't think the Reds will head there with any apprehension.

"I think we turn up against the big teams," he explained. "Sometimes it might be the way thay they try to play football that suits us and the way we like to football or perhaps it makes us work harder.

"We always seem to do well against the top teams and I'm sure we'll go down there and put in another good performance."

James Beattie's team are four points clear of the relegation places in League Two with three games left and today could be another big stride towards safety.

"We would've liked to be clear after the Mansfield game but we couldn't get the result we wanted," added Liddle. "I think there were loads of draws around us so it's still the same and hopefully if we can go to Southend, put in a good performance and get the result we want then we'll be safe."

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