Paul Sturrock: 'There was nobody out there that really smacked me in the face'
By westfield shrimper
Updated Thursday, 3rd February 2011
Southend United boss Paul Sturrock is still hopeful of bringing in a new face when the loan window opens next week, and admits finding Bilel Mohsni was a bit of a fluke!
Sturrock: 'Fans love him, players love him, that's infectious on a football pitch'
We may have all been given a decent tip-off at one time, or passed on a rumour from a 'friend of a friend', but possibily not one that discovered a talented French Tunisian footballer who would go on to be a cult player!
Yet this is what happened to Blues boss Paul Sturrock with the Shrimpers defender and all-round scoring sensation, one Bilel Mohsni.
And Sturrock told BBC Essex: "We've been very, very fortunate Bilel has fallen on our doorstep. The fans love him, the players love him and that's infectious when he's on a football pitch. Him coming back in has been one of the main reasons for us winning football games. We had an open door game here for foreign players and he was the one we picked out. He came from an amateur team, one of those kind of amateur games you have on a Saturday morning with your mates."
So now you've found one Luggs, let's go out there and get another, though it's probably not as easy as that, or he doesn't have that many mates.
Anyway, after the signings of Miguel Comminges and Lee Sawyer there were no further additions to the squad during the January transfer window, and nobody out thank the Lord, but the Shrimpers manager still has his hopes on finding someone new when the loan market opens up again next week.
Luggy explained: "There was nobody there that really smacked me in the face. But again if certain people aren't available I won't go into the market. I rushed in early in the season, I'd say several of our loan players were competent and it's important I get a couple of them right."