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

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

How Do Southend Fare In The BBC's 2016 Survey?

The BBC's Price Of Football survey for 2016 was released a week last Wednesday evening and as ever they looked at everything from the price of tickets through to the price of pies...

1% Rise In Arrest Figures For 2015/16

The Home Office have now released the figures for last season when it comes to arrests at grounds and football banning orders - and it's largely good news.

Carabao League Cup Launched In Thailand

Not a headline I expected to write, but the EFL Cup - or League Cup for the purists - has gained a new sponsor this month.

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
Smith1%
White0%
Thompson0%
Ferdinand0%
Sokolik0%
Kyprianou57%
Atkinson0%
King0%
Leonard0%
Mooney0%
Cox14%
Sub - Alawode-Williams14%
Sub - Matsuzaka14%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 20 13 5 2 44 24
2 Bolton 20 12 4 4 40 12
3 Sheff Utd 20 11 5 4 38 12
4 Bradford 20 9 8 3 35 9
5 Rochdale 20 9 3 8 30 2
6 Peterborough 19 8 5 6 29 7
7 Wimbledon 20 7 8 5 29 6
8 Fleetwood 20 8 5 7 29 5
9 Millwall 19 8 4 7 28 1
10 Southend 20 7 7 6 28 -1
11 Charlton 19 6 9 4 27 7
12 Port Vale 20 7 6 7 27 -5
13 Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 27 -6
14 Oxford 20 7 5 8 26 0
15 Gillingham 20 7 5 8 26 -3
16 Walsall 20 6 8 6 26 -5
17 Northampton 20 6 6 8 24 0
18 Swindon 20 6 5 9 23 -7
19 MK Dons 20 5 6 9 21 -5
20 Bury 20 6 2 12 20 -10
21 Coventry 20 4 7 9 19 -8
22 Chesterfield 20 5 3 12 18 -10
23 Oldham 19 3 8 8 17 -10
24 Shrewsbury 20 3 6 11 15 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Southend United Results (view all)

Southend United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 26 2016 1:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 31 2016 1:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Peterborough United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment