Winger Kevan Hurst struck a forlorn figure as he reflected on Southend United's defeat to one of his former sides in the form of Morecambe.
Blues had been on a four-game winning streak coming into the game but Jack Redshaw's early strike sealed a 1-0 win for the Lancastrians.
“We threw the kitchen sink at them and we've got to finish the chances we've created,” Hurst reflected.
“We're all disappointed in there as there was a good opportunity to make it five on the bounce. I think things went their way a little as the game was coming to an end. It was a difficult afternoon for us.
“We've got to learn. We have young lads in the team and they need to be patient. We knocked it forward a little too much – it's what their defenders want.
“We created the chances to win the game. I'm a senior in the side at 29 and the young lads like Payney, Jerome and Shaq that are on this learning curve with us.
But despite the setback, Hurst is wanting his team-mates to bounce back from the defeat to the Shrimps when Blues take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road next Saturday in Sky Bet League Two.
“It's not all doom and gloom. We've just one four on the bounce, and we're never going to win every game this season. It's time to come back down to earth, re-asses and get back to winning ways at Luton. It's about how you respond and that's the aim for the Luton game.”