Striker Gavin Tomlin is still feeling confident despite Southend United’s disappointing start to the season.
The Blues suffered their third straight defeat of the new 2012/13 season at Oxford United on Tuesday evening.
But despite still searching for his first win in a Southend shirt, the impressive Tomlin is viewing it as just minor blip.
“Confidence is still high,” he told the official website. “We are going to lose games, its what you do after that that will get you into the top positions.
“I don’t see it as a major problem. We’ve had a setback but we go again on Saturday.”
Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat at the Kassam Stadium but only after going down to ten men against Chris Wilder’s side.
Midfielder Michael Timlin was sent off in the 27th minute for a second bookable offence by referee Oliver Langford, a tough decision according to Tomlin.
“I thought the second booking was very harsh as he went for the ball and it has just been nicked away from him,” he admitted.
“There was no malice at all it was just unfortunate, a bit like we were to lose.”
Tomlin proved once again a threat in attack for Southend after starting the Blues last two matches following a groin infection.
The former Gillingham striker was thwarted in his attempts to open his account for Sturrock’s side and he admitted he needs to be more hardnosed in his goal quest.
“I have done OK in the games I just need to start being a bit more ruthless in front of goal but that will come,” Tomlin concluded.