ADAM Ferrier believes Southend’s busy training schedule during Christmas will help them triumph against Redruth in National Two South at Warners Bridge tomorrow.

The fit again prop forward ended seven weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury by returning to action at Shelford in the Seasiders’ last outing before Christmas.

And, having sharpened up over the festive period, Ferrier is confident of helping Southend come out on top again this weekend.

“I’m expecting a win because we've trained really hard over Christmas and I know no other team would’ve been doing that so we’re going in to this game on top form,” said Ferrier.

“For me personally it’s great to be back playing again after a frustrating injury.

“We've been working hard for seven weeks to get me back to full fitness and I’m excited to get back on the pitch and I’ll make a big impact.”

Ferrier suffered the hamstring injury during a tackle.

But he now feels fully fit and ready to take on Redruth tomorrow.

“The injury has responded really well and every week the conditioning coaches and physio staff have given me well structured treatments and programmes that were designed to progressively get me back to match fitness,” said Ferrier.

“That’s done the trick and now I’m looking forward to the games we have, starting with Redruth tomorrow.”

Southend go in to the game fifth in the table looking to bounce back from their 16-10 defeat at Shelford.

That came after four wins in five games for the Seasiders and Ferrier is now keen to get on another good run of results to stay up towards the top of the table.

“We’re going to be working really hard this New Year to keep at the top end of the table,” said Ferrier.

“It’s still really close up there and we want to finish as high up as we can.”

Redruth saw off Launceston 18-8 in their last game and are currently 11th in the standings, seven points behind Southend