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It was a derby match yet I wish someone had told our lads that. We were second best all over the park.People thought, after wins against Hull and QPR, that all we had to do was show up against lowly Southend.

By Derek Davis

It was a derby match yet I wish someone had told our lads that. We were second best all over the park.

People thought, after wins against Hull and QPR, that all we had to do was show up against lowly Southend. Bearing in mind they are fighting for their lives, they would have rather died than lose that game, whereas some of our players did not step up to the mark.

I'm angry because the players let me down, they let the staff down and they let the supporters down. It was a local derby and they didn't make a tackle.


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We started the second half brighter, although if Danny Haynes' effort had gone in it may have been different.

It is a case of regrouping but if we defend like that at Deepdale then we will lose another game.

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The second half was still not acceptable and we might have scored, which would have changed things but Alan (Lee) getting sent off gave the advantage to them

It didn't help losing Frannie (Jeffers) because when you have someone of that quality you always have a chance. He doesn't need many chances.

But I'm not using that as an excuse but when you lose someone like that it doesn't help.

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton

We have played better and lost, so it was good to get a result when we have not played as well as we have in recent weeks. But to come to Ipswich, who scored five away in midweek, and keep a clean sheet is a great achievement.

Our home games will decide whether we stay up, so this is a big week for us but this result is huge for us, even if results elsewhere didn't go for us. Luton have been sucked in now but we play Burnley and Leeds and they are games we need to look at winning.

I feel five more wins from our remaining nine games will see us safe.

Southend boss Steve Tilson

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