JACK Bridge thought Southend United showed “what they’re about” in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Chesterfield.

Blues beat the National League leaders at Roots Hall despite having just 13 players available for the game.

And Bridge felt the victory again underlined the spirit in the Shrimpers squad.

“It just shows everything that we’re about,” said Bridge.

“To go 1-0 down against them with everything going on and to come back shows what we’re about.

“It’s a massive achievement.

“They are where they are for a reason and they’re a good team.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy with everything we have going on on and off the field and to win after going 1-0 down makes it even better.”

Bridge also got Blues back level in the game with a well-taken penalty.

And the wing-back was delighted to net another pressurised spot-kick.

“I was just saying to the boys I can’t remember the last pen where it wasn’t all the pressure on to score,” said Bridge.

“I haven’t had one where we’re three up for a while.

“It was a big moment in the game but I don’t mind taking them and it was great to see it go in.”

Blues quickly made it 2-1 with Darren Oldaker netting a bizarre own goal.

And Bridge thought the supporters played a big part in the Shrimpers taking the lead.

“You hear the noise and it really helps you when you’re on the pitch,” said Bridge.

“When we got the goal the stadium lifted and that’s why I think we got the second one quite quickly.

“We got a bit of luck with it, but if anyone deserves that we do.

“We worked so hard today and it was the least we deserved.”

Blues now sit 14th in the table, despite having had a 10 point deduction.

And Bridge is putting no limits on what the Shrimpers can achieve this season.

“It’s obvious to see we can still do something this season, even with the 10 points we’ve lost,” said Bridge.

“We know this season isn’t a write-off and we aren’t thinking about next season.

“We want to do something this season and results like this show we can.”

Blues will continue to try and work their way up the table despite their small squad.

And Bridge feels there is enough quality in the group for that to happen.

“We can’t control what goes on but as a group of players we know that we’re a good squad and the players we have are good enough to compete at the top end of the table,” said Bridge.

“It could be easy to just think everything is against you but we keep going to get results.

“That’s just this squad and when everything is against us we turn up every time.

“That’s credit to the staff, players, fans, the lot.”