CHRIS Powell was visibly disappointed following Southend United’s 2-0 defeat at Oxford United.

The U’s easily secured their first win under new boss Karl Robinson at the Kassam Stadium.

But Powell was very frustrated with Blues’ below par display.

“I’m not too happy at the moment so I’m going to have to bite my tongue,” said Powell.

“We’re playing against a team who haven’t won and are desperate to get a result but we let them have their first goal.

“They just walked through the defence.

“We were second best and I’m not very happy.”

Blues have now not won in their last six away games.

And Powell wants more from his side in the final few games of the season.

“I hope this is not end of season syndrome,” said Powell.

“I’m still assessing what we are and who we are and they’ve given me real food for thought now.

“But we did still have some chances.

“Woody had one the keeper saved, Dru hit the post and if that goes in it’s a different game in the second half.”

But Blues were again unable to hit the back of the net.

And to add to Powell’s woes both Ben Coker and Michael Turner went off with thigh injuries in the first half.

“They both got thigh problems so we had to make enforced changes,” said Powell.

“I’m disappointed for them and it’s not great but hopefully they’re not season ending.”

Coker’s injury led to Elvis Bwomono entering the action as a first half substitute.

And his performance pleased Powell.

“The only thing I can be happy about is Elvis,” said the Blues boss.

“He led the way when he came on so I’m pleased for that young man.

“He’s going to be a good player.”