SOUTHEND United head coach Kevin Maher felt Kacper Lopata and Zak Brunt both impressed on their Blues debuts at Boreham Wood this afternoon.

The duo, who signed on loan from Sheffield United this week, went straight into the starting line-up at Meadow Park.

And Maher was pleased with their performances. 

"Kacper showed his quality and defensively he was very good," said Maher.

"Zak showed glimpses of his quality on the ball and ideally we want him on the ball more but that will come once we give ourselves a good platform to play from.

"They did very well on their debuts."