The Iron had travelled to Southend with a strong squad and Adkins fears he may not have that luxury when the re-arranged game is played.
"We probably won't be as strong as this when we come down again," Adkins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.
"We'll probably have an injury or suspension. We're in a good run of form and wanted that to continue.
"I can understand the referee's decision. Everyone will ask questions, but could it have been handled any better? I don't know. We can only control what we can control and this wasn't our shout."