SOUTHEND United wing-back Jack Bridge believes Saturday's 2-1 win against Chesterfield showed the progress being made by the Shrimpers.

Two seasons ago, Bridge was part of the Blues' starting line-up that suffered a miserable 4-0 defeat against the Spireites at Roots Hall.

But the 28-year-old feels the Shrimpers are now in a completely different position.

"That defeat against Chesterfield was literally my worst day in football," said Bridge.

"It was horrible.

"We were two or three down, the fans came on the pitch and we get told to go in there.

"The ref was calling for us to come back out and finish the game.

"It was a real, real low at the time and just so horrible.

"But you see the turnaround now and what’s been achieved.

"It’s like night and day and we showed what we're about by beating Chesterfield."

And Bridge also labelled the win as one of his favourite games with the Shrimpers.

"It’s up there," said Bridge.

"It was a bit similar to when we played Notts County on TV here last year.

"It was a big crowd and to win that after being 1-0 down with everything going on it’s such a good feeling."