KEVIN Maher felt Southend United should have taken something from tonight’s clash at Grimsby Town.

An early effort from Ryan Taylor saw the high-flying Mariners beat Blues 1-0 at Blundell Park.

But head coach Maher thought the Shrimpers did not deserve to lose.

“Grimsby are third in the league but we’ve come here and I think we should have got something from that,” said Maher.

“We’re obviously disappointed to concede so early and we were a bit disjointed early on, perhaps due to the change of shape.

“But we regained our composure and we were more than in the game.

“We lacked a bit of quality in the final third and we’ve got to be a bigger threat in terms of our attacking play and goalscoring.”

However, Maher was boosted by how Blues reacted to going behind so early in the game.

“A month or six weeks ago they might have gone under after conceding like that but they got themselves together and I know they’re hurting in there,” said Maher.

“We will turn it around, I have no about it but it’s frustrating tonight. “We will do it and I’m even more determined that we will do it but it will take some work and if we stick together it will turn.”