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Kevan Hurst: Southend United were better team against Burton Albion
KEVAN Hurst felt Southend United were the better team against Burton Albion on Tuesday night, despite playing with only 10 men for 79 minutes.
Blues had John Spicer sent off for a poor challenge on Brewers striker Matt Paterson.
But that did not stop Paul Sturrock’s side enjoying spells of pressure.
“With Spicer getting sent off it was always going to be an uphill task but I think for stages of the game we were the better side,” said Hurst.
“Their manager said as much to me when we came off so we take the positives from the game.
“But I am heartbroken as I think we deserved something.
“We had more chances than them and although maybe they weren’t clear cut, all in all it was a good performance.”
Hurst felt the red card decision was an old fashioned 50/50 challenge.
However, some of his team-mates disagreed.
“From where I was standing it looked like a 50/50 challenge but some of the other boys said from their angles it looked dangerous,” said Hurst.
“But we can’t get too down as the last few weeks have been good.
“We have had some decent results and we looked like we would push on.
“Although we may have moved down a bit after this defeat we are still heading in the right direction and it’s important we dust ourselves down for Barnet on Saturday now.”