SOUTHEND United midfielder Josh Wright wants his goal against Colchester to be a sign of things to come.

Wright’s well-taken header in Blues’ 2-0 win over the U’s in the Checkatrade was his first goal since signing for the Shrimpers in mid-September.

But he has now set his sights on hitting the back of the net on a more regular basis.

“I had been wanting that goal so it was certainly nice to see it go in,” said Wright.

“I had been talking to the manager and we said about adding goals to my game so it was good to get my first of the season and my first for Southend.

“I actually said to the manager that once I got one I’m sure they would start to roll in and that’s certainly what I want to happen.

“The more people chipping in with goals the better it is for the team and I know I have goals in me so I want to start showing that here.”

Wright - who turned 28 earlier this week - scored 14 goals for Gillingham last season.

And he was pleased his latest strike helped the Shrimpers get back to winning ways after a shock FA Cup defeat at Yeovil Town.

“I thought it was a very professional performance against Colchester and we should really have won by three or four goals,” said Wright.

“On Saturday the mindset wasn’t right for whatever reason and we lost a game we shouldn’t have done but we got a reaction to that on Tuesday.

“It’s good to have got through to the next round and now we’ll rest up before the Portsmouth game.”

The draw for the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy will take place at 6.30pm tomorrow evening ahead of England’s game with Germany.