SOUTHEND United midfielder Cav Miley was left “devastated” following the Shrimpers 1-0 defeat to York City.

The painful setback pushed the Blues down to 19th in the National League.

And Miley found it tough to take.

“I’m absolutely devastated to be leaving with nothing and it’s not on,” said Miley.

“It’s another game where we’ve played well and not got anything from it.

“We’ve got to put our finger on it and find the answer because we haven’t done that in the last couple of games.

“We’re not punishing teams when on top and to concede like that at the end was devastating.”

The Shrimpers are now only above the relegation zone on goal difference.

And Miley is eager to get to the root of the problems.

“I don’t know the answer but we’ve got to find it as a group of players,” said Miley.

“We’re playing well and creating chances.

We felt like we dominated the game but you’d rather play poorly and win.”

But Miley is fully aware Blues must make more of the opportunities coming their way.

“It’s a collective thing,” said the 28-year-old.

“We’re having chances and they’re not going in the net.

“We’ve got to make that right because it’s a few games without a goal now and it’s not good enough.

"We’ve got Oxford away now and we’ve got to go and win.”