WES Fonguck insists Southend United will continue to block out any negativity as they strive to build on Saturday’s 2-1 win against Chesterfield.

Blues brilliantly beat the National League leaders despite having just 13 players available.

And Fonguck feels keeping focused on just football is proving beneficial for Kevin Maher’s side.

“We just block things out,” said Fonguck.

“We know what we’re going through but we don’t think about that and just try to keep focused because we know how good we are in our dressing room.

“We try to focus on the football and doing what we know we can do.”

That approach led to the Shrimpers seeing off the Spireites at Roots Hall.

But Fonguck is still stunned his deflected cross found its way into the back of the net for the game’s winning goal.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Fonguck.

“When it happened I had to laugh and I just thought has that really happened. “It didn’t feel real and I didn’t really know what to do so I laughed.

“All the boys came running over saying it’s not your goal.

“I wasn’t going to claim it but then I heard my name being read out over the tannoy.

“I thought I might after that but the boys weren’t having it!”

The goal has since been confirmed as an own goal by Darren Oldaker.

But it also secured the Shrimpers a victory Fonguck felt was well deserved.

“It was a good performance from us,” said Fonguck.

“We probably didn’t start as well on the ball as we wanted to but we grew into the game.

“We caused them a lot of problems with our press and in the end it was a good victory I felt we deserved.”

However, Fonguck is now looking to build on the win at fifth placed Gateshead on Saturday.

“Every game is tough but we know Gateshead are a good team who are good going forward,” said Fonguck.

“They score a lot of goals and create a lot of chances so we know it will be tough but we’ll be ready to go again.”