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Renewed Home Belief For Bentley

Goalkeeper David Bentley has said that everybody at the club has a new found belief on home soil given the upturn in our form of late.

Southend are now five unbeaten on home soil at Roots Hall and Bentley told the Official Site that on the back of that everyone is now confident that we can base our push for promotion on the back of that, and turning our home ground into a rewarding fortress will be huge for the club in the second half of the season.

'Last season we just weren't good enough at home and that in the end proved to be a major factor in us not getting promotion. We've been a lot better this season and I think that's down to a new found belief and confidence when playing at Roots Hall. We want to play well for the fans and the manager and in recent weeks we have been doing that.'

Bentley says that the atmosphere at home is a real plus for the players and he picks out the games against York City and Portsmouth especially as proof of that, calling the fans magnificent and really helping to drive the players on to late goals to secure victories in both games.

Next up though are Chesterfield and Bentley is quick to point out that a new day and a new game brings challenges of its own, and Chesterfield are certainly full of threats if we let them play their game. However we do go into the match with confidence also from our game against them in the FA Cup where we came out 3-1 winners, but obviously the league encounter went to them on the day.

'We've been solid defensively in recent weeks and although we've not kept a clean sheet for four games, we've looked solid. Hopefully we can pick up a few more clean sheets in the next games because as a goalie that's what you want to be doing.'

A clean sheet would certainly be welcome in the Chesterfield match, as if we can keep it tight at the back we have every chance in the world of making life difficult for them at the other end and coming out with all three points.

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Date:Friday January 17 2014

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