See how various sections of the media reacted to Blues' 1-0 defeat to Blackburn...
SOUTHEND United may have returned home empty-handed from Blackburn Rovers on Saturday but for once on the road there were plenty of positives.
A second half header from Danny Graham secured table-topping Rovers a narrow 1-0 win at Ewood Park.
However, the Shrimpers can consider themselves incredibly unfortunate to not have picked up a point.
Blackburn strengthened their promotion push after Danny Graham's header on his 100th appearance for the club secured a 1-0 win over Southend.
Graham's 16th this season earned the leaders their fourth straight victory, and moves them four points clear of third-placed Shrewsbury.
Danny Graham's 16th goal of the season was the difference as Rovers made it four wins in a row with a narrow victory against Southend United at Ewood Park.
On his 100th appearance for the club, Graham stooped just before the hour to nod home from close range to be the match-winner in a tightly contested battle in East Lancashire.
Rovers had to cling on at times, but the points are more important than performances at this stage of the season and it was the hosts who took them.
Danny Graham scored on his 100th appearance for the club as Rovers held on for a priceless three points against Southend United at Ewood Park.
Graham scored on the hour mark, heading home a Craig Conway cross, but Rovers were pushed all the way by the Shrimpers.
They survived an almighty scare in the final minute as huge relief greeted the referee’s final whistle after a nerve wracking four minutes of injury time.