5:00pm Friday 5th April 2013
By Chris Phillips
BRITT Assombalonga will be wanting to hit the right notes for Southend United this weekend.
The on-loan Watford forward, who has scored 15 goals for Blues so far this season, sings every weekend in his local church choir.
And he will motivate himself before Sunday’s JPT final against Crewe Alexandra by listening to his favourite music.
“I’m always singing and probably driving people mad, but it’s a big part of my life and I’ll have some Tupac on before the game,” said Assombalonga.
“It always fires me up in the build-up to kick-off because it gives me a boost and reminds me I’m doing something successful with my life.”
Assombalonga has impressed during his time at Roots Hall and forged a fine partnership with Gavin Tomlin.
They have scored 26 goals in the 26 games they have had alongside each other this season.
And he hopes they can add to that tally on Sunday.
“I like playing alongside all of the strikers we have here, but I have a good record alongside Gav and we seem to just know what the other one will be doing,” said Assombalonga.
“It was nice for us both to score against Bradford last Friday and it means we will both be going into the game in good shape.”
Assombalonga also hopes the match will be the first of many big occasions during his career. His parent club Watford are pushing hard to be promoted into the Premier League.
And that is also exciting the youngster.
“I’m happy to see Watford doing well and obviously hope they get promotion,” said Assombalonga.
“I’d like to play a part in some big games for them in the future, but right now I’m fully focused on Sunday and the other matches I have left at Southend.
“The only other time I’ve been to Wembley was to watch Dagenham with my family as that’s where they’re from. But to play there myself will just be something else all together.”
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