DANNY Cleare will be out to continue his fine try-scoring form when Southend head to Taunton in National Two South tomorrow.
The 27-year-old winger has scored in the Seasiders’ last four games.
And he will be looking to make it five in a row this weekend.
“It’s obviously always nice to get a few tries so it would be to keep the run going and make it five in a row,” said Cleare.
“But it goes without saying that getting the result matters more than we get the points, especially with Taunton being just above us in the table.”
Southend have triumphed in their last three games and are eighth in the table, just one place and three points below Taunton.
The Somerset side were beaten 15-10 at Launceston in their last outing but that ended a run of two straight wins.
However, Taunton remain unbeaten at home this season and Cleare is expecting a tough afternoon.
“Taunton are a strong side and we would like to get one back on them after they won at our place earlier on in the season,” said the winger.
“They won 44-33 so it was a very open game but if we can tighten up defensively then hopefully we can come out on top.
“I think we’ve won there the last two times we’ve played at their ground so we seem to know what it takes to get a victory there and we want to go and do it again.
“There’s a buzz about the place again at the moment and our confidence is really high so I’m sure we’re all looking forward to getting back out there again.”
Southend have just five games to go this season and remain determined to secure a top five finish.
The Seasiders are currently 10 points behind Bishop’s Stortford, who sit fifth at this stage.