GARY Waddock remains frustrated by Southend United’s results during his spell as caretaker manager.

Tonight’s clash at Tranmere Rovers will be the eighth game Waddock has had in charge of the Shrimpers following the departure of Kevin Bond.

And the 57-year-old is disappointed he has not had more of an impact.

“My only regret and disappointment are the results,” said Waddock.

“There’s been a lot of hard work done behind the scenes and we’ve not been able to show that with the results we would’ve liked unfortunately.”

Blues have taken four points from Waddock’s six League games in charge during an uncertain time for the club.

The former Wycombe Wanderers boss knows he will not be offered the job on a permanent basis and remains as caretaker manager after talks with Henrik Larsson ended.

But Waddock insists he will continue to give his all.

“All clubs have difficult times and you have to get on with things,” said Waddock.

“I’m experienced and it would be far tougher if I wasn’t.

“But you just have to get on with the job and continue to prepare professionally which is what we’ve done for this game again.”

The Shrimpers head to Tranmere sitting second from bottom in the League One table.

And right-back Elvis Bwomono fully understands how frustrated the Blues fans must be.

“I get the fans’ frustrations and we’re frustrated too as players,” said Bwomono.

“I think it’s only a matter of time before things turn for us and hopefully it will be tonight because we need the points.

“It’s going to be a long day for us but we’re professionals and we have to be able to handle that.

“We’re all down after the games but we still have togetherness and the confidence we can get things right.”

The Shrimpers have teenage striker Emile Acquah available again after he completed a one match suspension for the red card he received during the 3-1 defeat at Gillingham a fortnight ago.