HARRY Kyprianou made an impressive yet unexpected return to action for Southend United but was still left feeling frustrated.

The left-back was drafted into the Shrimpers starting line-up just seconds before kick off against Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night after Tom Clifford’s back went into spasm when the teams were in the tunnel.

But Kyprianou was disappointed he could not stop the bottom of the table Blues suffering another defeat as he knows Mark Molesley’s side must quickly start to turn things around.

“A point would’ve been fair and we deserved more from the game but we can’t keep saying that,” said the 23-year-old.

“It needs to happen now because we need to start picking up the points.”

The Shrimpers are now six points from safety with just one win to their name all season.

But Kyprianou feels the recent performances offer cause for optimism moving forward.

“I obviously wasn’t at the Walsall game but I knew how well the boys did to get the win there,” said the defender.

“We were confident going into this game but it wasn’t to be in the end.

“We showed more of what we need to be doing and we need to keep doing that but we’re still positive about things.”

And Kyprianou is enjoying being back in the fold after spending a month out on loan with National League side Bromley.

“The loan did me good,” said Kyprianou.

“I got some good minutes in and it was the first good group of games I’ve had since my injury so it got me more match fit.”

Kyprianou made four appearances while with Bromley before heading back to Blues and being called into action on Tuesday night.

“It was about one minute before the game I found out I was playing,” said Kyprianou.

“I think Cliffy (Tom Clifford) was struggling with his back so I ended up starting but I was ready to go.

“We’re just disappointed to not get at least a point. We had some good chances and on another night we take them and we might came away with the three points.”

Blues will now be desperate to bounce back against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.