SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown was disappointed with how his substitutes performed at Torquay United.

Brown brought on the on loan Matt Dennis and Hamzad Kargbo in the second half of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat.

And Brown felt they failed to make the required impact.

“We made the changes, we brought young lads on and they lose their way to a certain extent in the heat of the battle and that can’t be acceptable,” said Brown.

“Matty Dennis and Hamzad Kargbo came on, falling about.

“They didn’t really understand what this division is all about and what this game is all about.

“It’s men and boys.

“That’s describing us not Torquay.

“Sometimes we’ve got men out there sometimes we’ve got boys but as a collective we’re not doing enough to win games.”