Tims honest in his assessment of the defeat to the Spireites on Tuesday evening.
Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin admitted that the Blues weren't good enough against Chesterfield on Tuesday evening.
A Sylvan Ebanks-Blake brace and an early strike from Lee Novak condemned Blues to a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the Proact Arena.
And Timlin said the standards from the side in Derbyshire was simply 'not good enough'.
“We were on a good run but the first half in particular wasn't good enough,” the long-serving midfielder said.
“We knew they'd come at us and we needed to be so much better.
“It wasn't good enough and weren't the standards we've set. We don't want this to be an up and down season.”
And like his manager, Timlin was disappointed the Blues weren't at the races for the 200+ supporters that made the long trip north to cheer the players on.
“The fans came in their numbers and were good to us tonight but we've let them down. Two of the goals were very unlike us and the third came from a set piece which is extremely disappointing.
“We have to ensure we improve and make sure that performances like tonight don't happen again.”