SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher believes it is ‘unbelievable’ the Shrimpers can still make the play-offs.

Blues are a point behind the top seven following this afternoon’s 2-0 win at AFC Fylde.

And Maher feels it is an incredible achievement for his side to still be in contention.

“We’ll focus on ourselves and prepare the best we can to try and win our final game but it’s unbelievable what the players have done,” said the Blues boss.

“We’d be on 75 points without the 10 point deduction and be entrenched in the play-offs.

"That’s despite the pre-season we had, the embargo and everything that’s happened.

“We’re still going and if anything we’re getting stronger.”

Blues made it 15 games unbeaten with victory at Fylde.

And Maher thought the Shrimpers’ performance fully warranted all three points.

“It was thoroughly deserved today,” said Maher.

“We knew they played Thursday and it might come into play but it only comes into play if you play well yourself which we had to do.”