HARRY Seaden suffered contrasting emotions during Southend United’s 0-0 draw with Salford City.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper was initially frustrated to have been left out of the starting line-up.

But Seaden was still handed an opportunity to impress as he replaced the injured Alex Bass at half-time and helped the Shrimpers secure a share of the spoils.

“It was very eventful,” said Seaden.

“It was disheartening finding out I wasn’t playing but I’m professional enough to get on with the job. I found out this morning that another lad was coming in to play but it’s part and parcel of football. It’s a cruel world but you have to get on with it.”

Seaden, who has been on the bench for all of Blues’ League games this season, had been hoping to replace the injured Mark Oxley at Roots Hall.

However, Shrimpers boss Mark Molesley opted to bring Bass in on loan from Portsmouth, only for him to also pick up an injury.

But Seaden felt calm entering the action.

“It’s just another game,” said the former FitzWimarc School pupil.

“I’ve played lots of games and this was just another one. As a goalkeeper it’s my job to keep the ball out and I’m pleased I managed to do just that. It was a good point too but we have to keep on building on it.”

But Seaden remains unsure whether or not he will given another opportunity to impress when the Shrimpers head to Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.

“I’ll keep going and I’ll keep working hard in training like I have done all season,” said Seaden.

“But whatever the gaffer does, he does.”