PALMER AND TILSON REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Audio interview with Steve Tilson from BBC Essex (RealPlayer needed)
BBC Nottingham online:
Quotes from Carlton Palmer:
"We played very well... the players can't do any more than that."
"Their goal was their only opportunity they had in the game... we absolutely tore them to pieces."
"I was disappointed to hear the booing today as I think the fans have had good value for money."
"I've got no complaints apart from us not having the three points."
Stags caretaker-manger Carlton Palmer said: "We played very well and there was not a lot more we could have done.
"I don't care what anyone says, if some supporters have gone home disappointed then I don't know what they expect. I didn't have a bad player out there.
"Southend are fourth in the league, yet they were hanging on.
"Their keeper made four quality saves and I thought if we could score, we'd go on to get two or three.
"But they caught us sleeping in with a quick free kick and that was their only chance all afternoon.
"All we need now is a bit of luck. But we have only lost once in eight games and this keeps the run going. If we keep playing like that, there is no way we won't start winning football matches.
Southend boss Steve Tilson said: "Obviously we wanted the three points but when you look at Mansfield's recent record, they have only lost once in eight games, we have to be pleased with a point.
"Carlton Palmer has come in and done a tremendous job for them and this was always going to be a tough game.
"Going 1-0 down I thought we showed character to bounce back and get a point.
"We have some tough games ahead of us now and if we can dig in and still be around the play-off places with 10 games to go then we have a great chance."
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