“It was hugely disappointing, we don’t come away to lose games and our away form has been good over the recent weeks and months."
“If I’m truly honest we got a bit old-manned today. I think Southend have the most senior side in the league and we probably have the youngest. The lads are going to learn as we go along but it wasn’t a pitch to play football on. They played the conditions better than us, they kept turning our back four and it kept going back to our keeper and we were slashing clearances."
"They were getting throw-ins and just kept turning us and they've got experience in their team and they were prepared to win ugly. There is nothing wrong with that, I would be well happy to win ugly.”
“Lewis Price kept us in it in the first half and in the second half I thought we were considerably better. I went 3-4-3 to get the goal and we looked like the only team that were going to score. We rode the storm and then Bally had a shot across the face of the goal, and Semi probably should have done better with a header as well"
“I thought that second half we were considerably better. Their keeper made a couple a couple of good saves and there was a goalmouth scramble and at 1-1 we would potentially have been the team that looked like winning it."
"I thought that we were the only team who were going to score. They went with one up, we changed it and went 3-4-3 to try and get the goal and I thought we were the only that team was going to score second half. Their 'keeper made a great save from Michael Smith, then a goal-line scramble off Jerry Yates. Unfortunately an individual error from one massive boot from the 'keeper has cost us.”