Aidan Chippendale is determined to put the disappointment of Carlisle behind him and focus on Southend.
The Reds kick off their League Two season at Roots Hall tomorrow wanting to forget their 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Carlisle.
"We are disappointed but we are massively determined to go to Southend and get three points, that’s what we want.
"In the second half at Carlisle we proved there is plenty more to come from us and we will get better."
He admitted the defeat to the League One side last weekend was hard to take – especially as left winger Chippendale was denied a goal twice, first by firing narrowly wide and second following a great save from keeper Adam Collin.
"We were all down, the lads played well especially in the second half, we created chances but it just wasn’t our day. We couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net and I hate losing," said the former Huddersfield man.
"But we can take some positives in that they were close to the play-offs last season in the league above.
"I thought in the second half we were on top. In the first half we were solid at the back and their goal was a sloppy one.
"I nearly scored a couple of goals, I like to shoot and hopefully I will nick a couple during the season but it just wasn’t my afternoon, that’s how it goes.
"Our decision-making in the final third could have been a bit better, we were rash at times. It’s something we need to improve on but we will get our heads right for Southend."