Vital Football

Latest Southend United News

Leonard Seeks Promotion

Leonard Seeks Promotion

Ryan Leonard has called on the team to cap a great season for Southend off by achieving promotion to League 1 as we prepare for the double header against Burton Albion.

Speaking to the Official Site our supporters' Player of the Year said that there would be no better way to end the season now other than by booking a trip to Wembley and then securing promotion.

'The only way to make this season any better for me, in which I've signed a new deal, played a lot of games, been captain, scored goals and won the award from the supporters, is by winning promotion. It has been a big year but that won't count for much unless we can win promotion. We're all confident that is what we can do, and we've got the belief to make it happen.'

Leonard says that everybody is going into the games full of confident, not just because of our run of form of late, but also because we know we have already bested Burton twice this season, and whilst these games will be different, that is something that plays in our favour because they have to be thinking about it at the back of their heads in their preparation.

For us though, it's a boost ahead of the game, and then we treat them fresh.

'It's not something we will be thinking about when we got there on Sunday because it's a completely different environment. It's just two games, and we've got to go to their place with new ideas but also carry on with the way we have been playing because it has been very good.'

Leonard obviously is hoping to add to his tally so far of seven goals, but he doesn't mind if he doesn't, as long as somebody else gets the winners, because that is what is important.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Thursday May 8 2014
Time: 7:07PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southend United Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/1/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will...

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

December MotM Nomination - Brown (Southend)

The December nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month Award are in.

Vital Southend Social Media

Archived Vital Southend Articles

Vital Southend articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Southend
Write For Vital Southend
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFLT - Brighton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith5%
White8%
Thompson0%
Ferdinand8%
Sokolik4%
Kyprianou21%
Atkinson4%
King4%
Leonard0%
Mooney17%
Cox4%
Sub - Alawode-Williams21%
Sub - Matsuzaka4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southend United Results (view all)

Southend United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Oxford United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.barny blade1
The Vital Football Members League