Winger Kevan Hurst felt his side were the better team despite losing 1-0 to Burton Albion on Tuesday night.
Southend United suffered defeat after being reduced to ten men following John Spicer’s first half red card.
But after battling on with ten men Hurst was devastated when Jacques Maghoma struck in injury time to hand the visitors all three points.
“With Spicer getting sent off it was always going to be an uphill task but I think for stages of the game we were the better side,” Hurst told the official website.
“Their manager said as much to me when we came off so we take the positives from the game.
“But I am heartbroken as I think we deserved something.
“We had more chances than them and although maybe they weren’t clear cut, all in all it was a good performance.”
And Hurst also admitted that the general consensus amongst the Blues squad was that Spicer’s rash tackle on former Blues forward Matt Paterson was worth of a sending off.
“From where I was standing it looked like a 50/50 challenge but some of the other boys said from their angles it looked dangerous,” he said.
“But we can’t get too down as the last few weeks have been good.
“We have had some decent results and we looked like we would push on.
“Although we may have moved down a bit after tonight but we are heading in the right direction and it’s important we dust ourselves down for Barnet on Saturday now.”