Two-goal Bilel Mohsni OK as Southend United sub

Bilel Mohsni
Mohsni took his goal tally for the season to four on Saturday

Southend United defender Bilel Mohsni does not expect his weekend heroics to be enough to secure a starting place.

The 24-year-old Tunisian scored twice following his 84th-minute introduction as a right winger during Saturday's 3-1 win at Crewe.

"The team played well. I think my place is on the bench for the moment," he told BBC Essex.

"I just have to wait for another chance. It is the gaffer's choice whether you play or not."

The centre-half has shown his versatility at Roots Hall, sometimes doubling up as a makeshift striker.

And his eye for goal has proved vital, netting nine times in 31 league games, but a .

Boss Paul Sturrock said: "To be fair, he's scored some valuable goals for us, but finding him a position is the problem because everybody is playing so well."

Mohsni's brace came courtesy of fellow substitute Ryan Hall's wing play, as the pair combined to seal a late victory at the Alexandra Stadium, and put the Shrimpers top of League Two.

"Hall has a good left foot. You can see, between last season and now, we know each other," explained Mohsni.

"So when Ryan has the ball, I just do the run and put myself in a good position. We do it in training and now we do it in games."

Sturrock added: "Hallsy's a crossing machine and when you've got that size of man [Mohsni] coming in at the back post, he's going to be a threat."

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