Southend United: Record-breaker Daniel Bentley relieved
Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley has said he was relieved to set a club record of 11 home clean sheets in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Newport.
The 21-year-old broke Mervyn Cawston's record and added that the rest of team deserved equal accolades as himself.
"It is a relief, I knew it was a big game," he told BBC Essex.
"Each individual that has helped me along the way, everyone that has been protecting my goal, they all need a pat on the back not just me."
Bentley, who missed five games with a groin injury in February and March, has not conceded a goal home or away since 18 March and the Shrimpers have guaranteed a play-off place following four consecutive victories this month, with four matches of the season remaining.
|Bentley's home sweet home|
|15 November: Southend 1-0 Hartlepool||29 November: Southend 2-0 Northampton|
|19 December: Southend 0-0 Burton||28 December: Southend 0-0 Dagenham|
|10 January: Southend 0-0 Plymouth||31 January: Southend 1-0 York|
|10 February: Southend 2-0 Cheltenham||21 March: Southend 0-0 Cambridge United|
|3 April: Southend 2-0 Mansfield||11 April: Southend 1-0 Tranmere|
|14 April: Southend 2-0 Newport County|
And the Southend youth product has said he feels humbled to be spoken of in the same way as former Blues keeper Cawston.
"Mervyn has been a family friend for a long time now," he said.
"I was not aware of the record until recently so to be mentioned among people like Mervyn is absolutely fantastic. It is humbling and a real honour.
"If someone goes on to break the record then fantastic but if I am still remembered in 30 years then I think I have done something right."