SHAUN Hobson feels Southend United must stand up and be counted following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Cheltenham Town.

The winless Shrimpers sit bottom of the League Two standings with just two points from six games.

But Hobson is certain Blues can work their way out of trouble.

“We’re all still confident, just look at the last two games before this,” said the defender.

“We should have won last week and it was a last minute goal by a play-off team which stopped us.

“It’s there and it’s coming but we just need to be consistent with it.

“We need to stay on it, not get too down about this defeat and then we need to go again Tuesday.

“But we all have to stand up and be counted now.”

The Shrimpers head to Salford City on Tuesday night.

And they will be making the trip north on the back of a frustrating home defeat to Cheltenham.

“We’re very disappointed and as a team we know we can do better because we were half a yard off it,” said Hobson.

“We came up against a very organised team and you have to give them credit but we’re better than that and we have to be better than that in the future.”

Blues went behind to an early penalty at Roots Hall and Hobson felt Mark Molesley’s side should have reacted better to the decisions going against them.

“Some of the referee’s decisions made us mentally switch off a bit,” said the 22-year-old.

“We need to be stronger mentally and kick on.

“They were on it for the whole 90 minutes and we should’ve matched them.

“But we have a game on Tuesday now and we have to look to make amends.

“We’re a young side but we have to mature and it’s important we start to get points on the board.”