MARK Molesley is certain his winless Southend United side will come out fighting against Oldham Athletic at Roots Hall tonight.

The Shrimpers – who have gone 11 games without victory this season – sit bottom of the League Two table.

But Molesley believes Blues will soon start to turn things around.

“We won’t feel sorry for ourselves, we need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and come back fighting which I’m sure we will,” said Molesley.

“I know the League table doesn’t look great for us but we’re in a build phase and we’re getting better.

“Football can change in an instant too.”

Blues were beaten 2-0 at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

But Molesley was encouraged by aspects of the display.

“We need to sharpen up at both ends and we’re looking to do that but on the whole Saturday was a very positive performance,” said the 39-year-old.

“It’s another tough challenge now but it’s one we can’t wait to tackle.

“We can’t wait to get back onto the field and get that elusive first win.”

Oldham head to Roots Hall sitting 22nd in the League Two standings, three points above the Shrimpers.

But Molesley is concentrating on just his own side’s display.

“We have to focus on ourselves and keep pushing the positives and keep believing because sooner or later we will turn the tide.

We have to be positive and we’re learning some great lessons at the moment that will stand us in good stead moving forward.

“If you keep working hard and keep believing in yourself then eventually you will get to your goal.”