SOUTHEND United’s Myles Weston has seen his World Cup dream come to an end.

Weston had been hoping to fire Antigua & Barbuda to Russia in 2018.

But, despite the Shrimpers striker scoring the only goal of the game in the first leg against Guatemala, Antigua lost the second leg 2-0 to crash of the qualifying competition at the quarter final.

And Weston was frustrated not to have been able to hang on to the lead.

“It was a disappointing result after winning the first game but we gave our all,” said the 27-year-old.

“It was a very hard game but we worked hard and did the best we could.

“They were too good on the night but every one of the lads gave their all and you can't knock anyone for that.”

Victory for Antigua would have seen them reach the final four of the qualifying competition.

The Benna Boys piled on the pressure late in the game but were unable to find the back of the net.

However, Weston felt the two games were of great benefit for the team.

“We have to learn from what’s happened and make sure next time we’re in this position we get through,” said Weston.

“It was a good experience for me playing with the lads again and in front of the fans because the atmosphere was great.”

But Weston has already turned his attentions back towards Blues and impressing in League One.

Weston had figured in all five of Southend’s matches before his international call-up.

And he is determined to remain in Phil Brown’s plans.

“I’m happy to have got the experience of playing international football again but now it’s about coming back to Southend,” said Weston.

“I want to get back in that starting line-up.”