SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown feels the Shrimpers will be facing a 'wounded animal' at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

Aldershot Town have lost all five of their matches so far this season.

But Brown believes Shots will be tough to beat. 

"We let ourselves down on Saturday but that won’t be the case against Aldershot," said Brown.

"We’ll be ready for them but they’ll be like a wounded animal for sure.

"They’ve got no points on board and they’re fighting for their lives."

And Brown knows the Shrimpers must be fully motivated if they are to end their run of four matches without a win. 

"You’ve got to be motivated and self motivated at this level more than anywhere," said Brown.

"The opposition on Saturday went physical.

"For two or three games before hand they have been technical and passing the ball about.

"But I think they went for physicality against us and speaking to the manager afterwards he said they knew they would be in for a tough game.

"It didn’t turn out that way though and that’s why I was disappointed with my team.