Corr's goal helps Southend to win

Newcastle native in flying form

Published 27/02/2013|05:44

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The Southend United striker has endured an injury-ravaged career with set-back after set-back but he just keeps coming back and, more importantly, scoring goals.

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A Lesser man may have given up the ghost. Corr was stuck twiddling his toes in the treatment room for the first few months of the 2012/13 season and has been battling to prove his fitness since but in the past seven days the Newcastle man was on target as United booked their place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final and he again found the net as Paul Sturrock's men got back to winning ways again in League Two.

On Saturday, Corr and co. travelled to Adams Park to take on Wycombe Wanderers. The last time Corr visited that venue was May 2011. On that day, Corr was sitting out the first match of what would go on to be a 67-match absent as a serious knee injury ruled the former Leeds United starlet out for 18 months.

But in 14 starts this season Corr has bagged 10 goals and he is beginning to feel like he is proving his worth again.

'It's nice to come back to Wycombe, the first game I missed, and score in a good win for the team,' said Corr.

'When I first started playing again this season my knee still wasn't feeling great if I'm being honest.

'I didn't have much strength in it when I was trying to jump and things like that.

'However, it's much better now and I would like to think my last few performances have shown that.

'I think next season will probably be when I'm truly back to my best but I'm definitely getting closer.

'I'm happy to have got to 10 goals now and will keep on working hard to try and get a few more.'

Corr's goal on Saturday levelled matters after United had fallen behind early on and Corr's side went on to record a 1-2 victory.

'It's a massive win for us and I thought we showed really good character to get it,' said Corr.

'In the first half we probably had a hangover, maybe even literally, from the game with Leyton Orient in the week (Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final).

'But to be able to come back from that, go behind here and then win the game is very good indeed.'

Corr is going to have to keep banging in the goals if he is to prove to Sturrock that he is worthy of a starting berth for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Crewe on Sunday, April 7.

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