SOUTHEND United defender Harry Kyprianou took little satisfaction from his return to action after suffering a 2-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

The centre-back made his first start since recovering from a thigh problem he sustained at Doncaster Rovers in October.

But Kyprianou was still left feeling frustrated at the final whistle.

“I’m obviously pleased to be back to full fitness and to be playing but it’s all about results,” said Kyprianou.

“It would have been pleasing for me if we won the game and got a clean sheet but we haven’t and the defeat overshadows everything else if I’m honest.”

Kyprianou lined up alongside John White at the heart of the back four and was incredibly frustrated with the two soft goals Dons were able to score.

“We’ve conceded from two dead ball situations and we all need to take more responsibility and stay switched on,” said the 20-year-old.

“We have to learn from the mistakes because we haven’t done that lately.

“We made similar mistakes at Scunthorpe when we conceded three goals from set pieces and, as a team we can’t let that continue.”

The defeat - which was the Shrimpers’ first ever in the League at the Kingsmeadow Stadium - also continued a poor run of results for Blues.

Phil Brown’s side now sit 17th in the League One standings and Kyprianou feels the team should be far higher.

“We’re really frustrated because we know with the squad we’ve got we’re capable of doing far better than we are at the moment,” said Kyprianou.

“We’re mid-table and we should be doing much better than that so we all need to get our act together.

“We have to try and put a run together and do what we did last season, but time is running out so it needs to happen fast.”

Blues are now also just four points above the relegation zone, but the defender insists the team are not looking over their shoulders.

“We’re not looking up or down, we just take it one game at a time and we have to start performing better,” said Kyprianou.

“We have to be the best we can be every single day and we have to stay focused.

“We have to concentrate at the important times too.”