Phil Brown admitted his Southend side made hard work of seeing off 10-man Cheltenham as they picked up their second win in four days.
Substitute Conor Clifford's long range strike was enough to sink 10-man Cheltenham and earn Southend their second win in four days.
Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Cheltenham Town and Southend United at Whaddon Road.
Phil Brown wants Southend's 2-0 win against Portsmouth to kick-start their season.
Second-half goals from Barry Corr and Shaq Coulthirst got Southend back to winning ways in a 2-0 victory against Portsmouth.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Southend United and Portsmouth at Roots Hall.
Southend sign England youth international Jerome Binnom-Williams on a one-month loan deal from Crystal Palace.
Southend have been dealt a major blow after revealing defender Ben Coker faces up to four months out with an elbow injury.