LEE Barnard is adamant Southend United will soon get their season back on track.

The Shrimpers’ 1-1 draw against Bury at Roots Hall on Saturday made it five games without a win for Phil Brown’ side.

But Barnard, who returned to the starting line-up against the Shakers, is still confident of Blues securing success this season.

“We’re still very positive and our heads are still high because we all know we can turn this around,” said the 30-year-old forward.

“Everyone is disappointed and thinking we should’ve got more points in the last few games but that hasn’t happened.

“Every team has a little bit of a dodgy spell during a season when you don’t get the results and things don’t go your way.

“But we’ll work even harder to turn things around and hopefully go on a good run to get back up the league.”

Blues’ point against Bury pushed them back up to ninth in the League Two table.

However, Barnard insisted the Shrimpers were disappointed to have taken just a point from the game.

“It was a tough game and a hard fought point but it feels as though we should have won,” said the former Mayflower School pupil.

“We’re disappointed not to get the three points but we’ll take the positives from the game and move on to the next game at Mansfield.

And Barnard hopes to see Blues still lining up with two strikers against the Stags.

Barnard was joined in attack by Barry Corr at the weekend and he would love that to continue.

“I don’t mind playing up front on my own and I think I showed I could do that against Exeter but I do prefer playing alongside someone else,” said Barnard.

“It was nice to play up top with Baz and fingers crossed we can carry on.

“For me personally it was also pleasing to be back in the starting line-up. “Hopefully I can get fitter and sharper with more matches now and start to get a few goals to help the team end this bad run we’re on.”