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Jack Payne: We never kicked on from dream start

15 December 2014

Jack Payne reflects on a disappointing game for Blues following defeat at Adams Park.

Southend United midfielder Jack Payne felt Blues never kicked on after a 'dream start' at Wycombe Wanderers.

Blues ended up losing the game 4-1 at Adams Park, despite Payne giving the his side the lead in the opening two minutes of the game; tucking home a great finish after a neat ball across to him from the right by Myles Weston.

“It was a dream start for us. I scored after about one minute and we began really well, and on the front foot,” Payne reflected.

“It never won anything for us though. It's nice anytime you score but it didn't count for anything in the end. It's about the result rather than me scoring.

“I don't think we were at it today. We have to start killing teams off. We will have to learn from this and get back to work on things. Wycombe are a really good team.”

“I don't think about the table before any game. We had a couple of chances after I scored but we didn't take them.”

A big talking point in the match was Jerome Williams' sending off for a foul on Josh Scowan, and 20-year-old Payne feels the decision to give Crystal Palace loanee Williams a straight red for his tackle was a little on the harsh side.

“From where I looked at it, I didn't think it was a sending off or even a foul. It looked like he got the ball. We'll have to look at it again, but at first glance, I didn't think Jerome deserved to get sent off for it.

“We have to stick together and get back to work for another big game against Burton. We let the fans down today. They were class and we could hear them all game, even when we weren't winning.”

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