EASTER Monday agony will be quickly forgotten, according to assistant manager Scott Lindsey.

And Lindsey insists Forest Green will ‘move on’ as they eye the National League play-offs on the back of a dismal display at relegated Southport.

Lindsey told BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Bob Hunt: “It was not great. We did not perform at all well and did not start well.

“We said to the players at half-time that there is no atmosphere and you have to create your own atmosphere and you have to start doing things quicker.

“It felt like a pre-season game at times and that is no good at this time of the season.

“Regardless of the fact that we are mathematically in the play- offs, we still have to go out there and perform to go into them with a bit of momentum. We lost this so we have to start that momentum again.

“I have had a good chat with the players and we have said a few things and the players have spoken as well but we will be just fine.

“It is a case, at this time of the season, that we have to be sensible and we have probably not got to over-analyse this defeat and move on.”

Lindsey added: “Before the game, we were the top goal scorers in the league and we were playing against a side which had already been relegated you would expect there to be a little bit of work for their keeper to do but there wasn’t which is very disappointing.

“It is very frustrating. We have done well of late and found our - selves in good form and playing good football, winning games, but we have to move on. We have to try and pick the lads up."

Rovers had boasted three clean sheets before this defeat, but Lindsey felt the defence were culpable.

“We have been good in terms of the defence lately, particularly the back three, but today the goals were really sloppy.”

Forest Green welcome Maidstone Town on Saturday for their final home game of the regular season.