TAYLOR Moore feels Southend United can push for promotion this season - despite Saturday’s frustrating 0-0 draw with struggling Oxford United.

Blues were unable to make a breakthrough against the U’s at Roots Hall.

But Moore, who produced an impressive performance at the heart of the back, is confident Chris Powell’s side will continue to work their way up the League One standings.

“I honestly do think we can go all the way this season, “said Moore.

“We’re in a good position with some winnable games coming up and with the talent we have here, along with the staff, we can definitely keep on pushing up the table.

“I think we can go even higher than the play-offs and the way we’ve been playing in the last few games shows how good we are.”

However, Moore - who is on loan at Blues from Bristol City - was left with mixed emotions following Saturday’s drab draw with Oxford.

“When you look at the run we’ve been on and the results we’ve got in the past 10 days we all came here wanting to win,” said the 21-year-old.

“But we got a clean sheet and another point to move us further up the table so overall we need to take it.”

“However, there’s definitely some frustration we haven’t won.”

The share of the spoils lifted Blues to 11th but Moore felt the Shrimpers paid the price for failing to score during their best spell of the game.

“Everyone always says in football that you need to score when you’re on top and we dominated early on,” said the defender.

“We caused them lots of problems but couldn’t get the goal.”

Blues looked less like scoring following a change of formation caused by an injury to John White which saw the defender limp off after just 38 minutes.

And, although Moore felt comfortable adjusting to a back four, he also felt the Shrimpers did not play quite as well following the alterations.

“I think we were a bit unfortunate with the injury suffered to Johnny White,” said Moore.

“It forced us to change the formation and, although we adapted well, we maybe didn’t play as much good football after that.

“But we didn’t concede and didn’t look under too much pressure.”

However, Moore was also grateful for a fine late stop from Blues goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

“It was an unbelievable save and if that goes in we would be a lot less positive,” he added.