TAYLOR Moore feels Southend United must start looking over their shoulder following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

The Shrimpers still sit 12th in the League One standings but are now just six points above the relegation zone.

And Moore feels Blues must be wary of being drawn into a relegation dog-fight.

“We’ve always stuck together whatever the results and we’ve always been looking to move forwards and build but we have to be very careful now,” said Moore, who is on loan at Southend from Bristol City.

“We’ve been a mid-table team for so long but we haven’t been able to pull out of it so now you have to start looking behind you.

“We’ve seen teams like Bristol Rovers today are grinding out results.

“They will catch us if we aren’t careful and we have some difficult games coming up too so there’s no hiding place.”

The Shrimpers have been beaten in four of their last fives games.

And Moore was desperately disappointed with the latest defeat as Blues failed to impressed against a Rovers side who started the day sitting second from bottom in the table.

“It was very frustrating,” said the centre-back.

“We have to be realistic and brutally honest about it and it wasn’t good enough, especially in the first half.

“The way we defended and the way we tried to play just wasn’t good enough in the first half.

“In the second half we showed more fight and enthusiasm going forward but unfortunately we just couldn’t make it right so we’re obviously disappointed.”

The setback was the Shrimpers’ ninth at home in League One season.

Bottom of the table AFC Wimbledon are the only ever side to have been beaten so many times at their own ground this term.

And Moore remains frustrated by the poor run of results at Roots Hall.

“This should be a ground where we take three points every time we play or we at least get something every time we play,” said the 21-year-old.

“But unfortunately our last 10 or 12 games at home have been very inconsistent.

“We can play well, like we did at Bradford, and then play very badly and it’s frustrating.”

However, Moore is now keen for Blues to bounce back at Charlton Athletic this weekend.

“Charlton will be difficult,” said Moore.

“But we have to move on from this now and focus on doing better in the next game.”