Spencer: 'I think he's an idiot'; Sturrock: 'I hope he reaches the heights he feels he should'
By westfield shrimper
Updated Wednesday, 2nd February 2011
Southend United's former striker Scott Spencer has joined Steve Tilson at Lincoln City, and has passed on some few kind words to the boss he left behind, one Paul Sturrock!
Spencer: 'I never had any chance of even making the squad'
Now I was as big a fan of Screech as anyone, and he certainly didn't get the chances he deserved under the new regime, but with Blues boss Paul Sturrock guiding the club to the fringe of the play-offs striker Scott Spencer, picked up by Steve Tilson who also gave him a contract at Roots Hall, maybe should have allowed wiser council to prevail!
Spencer told www.echo-news.co.uk: "I know he has been in football for 30 or 40 years and that I have been in it for only a few weeks so my opinions may not mean as much, but I think he's an idiot. I don't think he should be involved in football any more and it was just shocking I wasn't even making squads. It wasn't as if the team were flying and scoring four goals every week because I could've accepted it then but he wouldn't let me even play in the reserves which I found very petty indeed."
A career as a diplomat awaits Scott when he finishes playing.
Serious stuff from Screech, then again four goals in 18 appearances Screechy is not the form that will attract Premiership scouts!
Luggy gave Scott a start against Stockport County at Roots Hall on the opening day of the season, the match finishing 1-1, and he didn't cover himself in glory, five substitute appearances was the best Screech could muster after that.
Spencer continued: "The strange thing is that I thought I actually did OK in the game against Stockport and then when I came on against Bristol City in the Carling Cup but I never started another match. It really angered me and got to me as well because it was so frustrating training all week knowing that I never had any chance of even making the squad."
Remembering he may have to face the Blues faithful when the side travel to Sincil Bank on March 12th Spencer changed his tune a touch.
The former Everton trainee said: "They were always great to me and I really appreciate that. Since I've left I've had quite a few fans get in touch and they've all wished me good luck, which means a lot. I really hope Southend can achieve success but for the supporters and the group of lads they have there. I made some great friends during my time with the club, especially Matt Paterson who I lived with and I'm really going to miss. I will continue to look out for their results and I think making Graham Coughlan more involved with the first team has been an excellent move and I'm sure he will do well."
Bit late son, I think the Blue Voice may be writing a ditty just for you right now!
Anyway, if anyone can bring the best out him it's Tilly and Brush.
Screech is now an Imp: "I'm excited about the opportunity and being involved with first team football again. I watched Lincoln's game with Port Vale at the weekend and they played some really good football, just like Steve Tilson's sides always do. That's the style I like and hopefully it can go well for me after what has been a very frustrating end to my time at Southend."
So what about the veteran boss, you can hear the Scotsman growling from here, however, a deep breath, and a relatively dignified reply from Sturrock!
Luggy said: "I wish Scott all the best in his footballing career. I hope he reaches the heights he feels he should achieve."
Short and sweet.
Good stuff, but I think we should leave it at that!