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Match Reaction: Phil Brown 'frustrated' at Blues defeat to Morecambe

4 October 2014

Blues boss Phil Brown admitted that it was ‘a frustrating day’ for his side as Southend united suffered a defeat to play-off chasing Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two.

Jack Redshaw’s early strike separated the two sides as he volleyed home a cross after just five minutes and Brown feels his side deserved something from the game at a rain-soaked Roots Hall.

“It was a frustrating day,” Brown said. “The chances we had in the first half – we should have won the game. To be fair to them, they came to us and had a gameplan. Jack Redshaw was a thorn in our side and he was excellent.

“The goal was top drawer. It was a top finish. It’s never going to be easy and some of the games we have scored of late, we were riding our luck maybe.

“We were talking in the changing rooms about players that were head and shoulders above any opponents last week who just had an off day. We looked like we were lacking in confidence and belief.

“The fans are getting frustrated but it’s that bit of quality and we needed someone relaxed up front.

Despite the defeat, Brown’s side remain in fourth place and the boss is aiming to get back on the winning trail when Southend travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town next Saturday.

“If you’d said you’d have given me 12 points from 15 then I would have taken that. We lacked a bit of guile and nous and today they looked a little bit more experienced than us.

“We had to grow up today and we didn’t grow up by winning the game. I don’t like losing and neither do the players. It’ll hurst over the weekend but we have an opportunity against Luton next week to get back to winning ways.”

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