TAYLOR Moore insists he will forever cherish his ‘roller-coaster ride’ of a season at Southend United.

The 21-year-old spent the season on loan with the Shrimpers from Bristol City.

And, after helping Blues stay up with a 2-1 win against Sunderland on the final day of the campaign, Moore feels he experienced every footballing emotion while at Roots Hall.

“It’s been a real roller-coaster ride of a season for me at Southend but I’ve enjoyed it and would like to thank everyone at the club,” said Moore.

“Now everything has settled down a bit after the weekend it feels amazing and I’m still so relieved and happy for everyone at the club.

“Relegation could really have been life-changing and none of us wanted to experience that so to get the win was fantastic.”

Moore played a key part in the celebrations at the final whistle after Blues’ 2-1 victory against Sunderland saw them stay up on goal difference.

And the defender felt the post match scenes showed just how much avoiding relegation meant to the players.

“There was no holding back at the end but that’s how much it meant to everyone,” said Moore.

“It meant everything to me, to Elvis (Bwomono), to Dru (Yearwood) and every single person in that dressing room.

“We were all so determined to stay up and it had been tough.

“At the start of the season everything was going well and the talk was play-offs, play-offs, play-offs.

“But after Christmas the injuries took their toll and it was tough.

“We went on a bad run but we were still able to turn it around at the end but for me this season has just been a real whirlwind and I’ve learnt so much.”

Moore made 40 appearances while with the Shrimpers during what he describes as his best loan spell so far.

“It’s been great and so many things have happened here,” said Moore.

“I scored my first ever goal and then my first ever own goal too.

“I was left out of the squad without really knowing why but that happens in football and I learnt you have to back yourself.

“Unfortunately, the former manager (Chris Powell) lost his job and that was the first time I had experienced that too so an awful lot has gone on but I’m just so happy we stayed up.”

And Moore was also touched by the amount of support coming his way.

“To hear the fans singing my name was amazing and I’ve had so many people messaging me on social media too which is great,” said the defender.

“People have come up to me in Southend and it’s a really nice feeling.

“I’ve learnt so much from being here and honestly love the club now. I wish everyone the best moving forward too.”