Loan signing Marc Laird believes Southend United can draw on the positives from Saturday’s 0-0 draw with York City.
Paul Sturrock’s side picked up their first point in three matches with a stalemate at Roots Hall.
And with York unbeaten on the road this season, the Leyton Orient midfielder believes it was a point well earned.
“It was a tough game but I thought we had a few chances in the second half,” Laird told the official website.
“At times we played some nice stuff. We got a cleansheet which is a good thing as it is a foundation to start building on but I thought we did well as a team and unit.
“York are unbeaten away from home so it is a good point.”
Laird arrived on loan at Roots Hall on Friday morning from League One outfit Orient.
He will remain at Roots Hall until the start of January and he was quick to welcome the move after playing only twice this season for the O’s.
“I came on Friday but everyone was welcoming and it was nice to play 90 minutes of football,” he said.
“It has been hard not playing this year. I got a little bit of cramp in the last ten minutes today but it was great to get a full match under my belt.
“I want to help Southend get points and climb the table but getting game time is also important to me.”