Gutted For The Green Army

MARVIN Morgan admitted he felt for the Green Army after the Pilgrims’ opening-day stutter at Southend.

Summer signing Marvin was among those in John Sheridan’s side that failed to hit the ground running at Roots Hall, where Barry Corr’s 15th-minute goal settled the game.

“The disappointing thing is we didn’t perform well,” said Marvin. “It was 1-0 and people might think it was a tight game, but Southend played really well and we weren’t good enough.

“That’s the bottom line – we weren’t good enough. I feel sorry for the fans who came all the way to watch us.

“It was a tough game. It was a scrappy game for a striker. It was just a battling game, more than anything. No-one was in the game to influence the game.”

The Greens now have a testing midweek trip to Championship side Birmingham City for a Capital One Cup tie.

“We have to write this game off straight away and move on to the next game,” said Marvin. “Luckily, we have got a game on Tuesday, when we can improve the performance.

“We have got to bounce back. We have got bigger games to play and tougher games to play. There are going to be ups and downs and, obviously, we are hoping to be, at the end of the season, in or around where we need to be.

“We need to take what we can from the game and do better next game.”