SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown admits he fully understands the anger of the Shrimpers supporters.

Frustrated Blues fans spoke to members of the team following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Torquay United.

And Brown, whose side are now 19th in the National League, knows only improved results will lift supporters’ spirits.

“The majority of it stems from maybe two or three seasons of anger,” said Brown.

“How can you do anything but repay them with a performance and we’re not doing that at the moment.

“They’re coming all over the country and we’ve got to wear the shirt with pride and put your credentials on the line.

“We’re not really do that at the moment, collectively.”

But Brown is determined for that to improve.

“We’ve got to go back to basics,” said Brown.

“If the quality isn’t there with regards to individuals then we’ve got to be able to get physically past it.”