MATTHEW Lund ended his loan spell at Southend United with a memorable team talk but not result at Roots Hall on Saturday.

The Shrimpers were spoken to by ITV chat show host Jeremy Kyle before the game.

But he was unable to sort out Southend's problems as they ended their season with a 1-0 defeat to Morecambe.

"Not many people can say they have had a team talk from Jeremy Kyle but we did today and I was a bit star struck," said Stoke loanee Lund on Twitter.

"I'm gutted we couldn't end the season with a win but it won't be long until this club will be back in to League One and I'd like to say a big thanks for the past few months."

Lund, who spent two and a half months with Blues, again fought hard in midfield but Ryan Cresswell, Gavin Tomlin and Barry Corr all failed to convert chances that came their way before Morecambe midfielder Andrew Fleming bagged the only goal of the game in the 34th minute.

Fleming won the ball off Southend right back Sean Clohessy before firing past goalkeeper Paul Smith.

And that frustrated Blues boss Phil Brown whose side ended the season sitting 11th in the League Two table.

"Sean has been our most consistent player and our player of the year but that one mistake, which is his first since I came in, has cost us here," said Brown.

"During the opening 30 minutes we were on top but we couldn't take our chances.

"When that happens you need to be strong at the back but that didn't happen and we let in a bad goal which seemed to knock the players' confidence and belief".

That led to the Shrimpers suffering a 10th home game in succession without a victory and Brown is keen to improve that wretched record next season.

"Whenever I came to Roots Hall as a player, coach or manager it was always hard to get a win but that seems to have been lost," said Brown.

"To do well at home you have to have bottle and be able to deal with the pressure but I think maybe this team doesn't have the character and we need to change that."

Brown's thoughts are now firmly fixed on next season and strengthening his squad to ensure Southend are higher up the table next time round.

"I've spoken to the players and three or four of the ones not involved today have been told they won't be getting new contracts," said Brown.

"Some we also hope to get signed up again soon."