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Focus on Southend

13 December 2012

City boss Phil Parkinson insists it will be all eyes on Southend United this weekend despite Tuesday night's amazing Capital One Cup victory over Premiership giants Arsenal.

The herculean efforts of Parkinson's players against the Gunners during the week understandably caught the attention of many, leading to the club making headline news across the nation and beyond.

While City's moment in the spotlight may have been enjoyed greatly by all involved within the club, Parkinson knows that it is now time to get minds back on the job and focused on a testing trip to fellow promotion contenders Southend.

Parkinson said: "Yesterday was the day to savour the events (of the Arsenal match), today (Thursday) is the day to start focusing our minds on what will be a very difficult match at Southend.

"It might be a bit of a challenge initially to refocus given the scale of what we achieved on Tuesday, but we have the staff here who are professional enough to get the players right for the weekend.

"We also have some good senior players here. They will make sure that there are no minds wandering within the camp.

"I know I won't have to say anything myself because there won't be any talk of the Arsenal game on the coach down to Southend. We know exactly how important our league form is to us."

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