JOSH Wright wants the breaks to go Southend United’s way against AFC Wimbledon tonight - after avoiding one of his own at the weekend.

The composed midfielder produced an impressive debut to help the Shrimpers see off Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

And, having not broken his nose as first feared, Wright cannot wait to make his home debut this evening.

“We thought my nose might have been broken when it first happened but thankfully it’s fine and I’ll be good to go again tonight,” said Wright.

“When it first happened I couldn’t really see and the blood was gushing out of my nose after he caught me with his boot.

“My nose is a bit swollen and I’ve still got a bit of a headache but I’m chomping at the bit for tonight and, if selected, I want to help the team carry on from where we left off on Saturday.”

Wright went straight into the starting line-up at the weekend as the Shrimpers secured their first success since the opening day of the season.

And, having gone a month without a game following his departure from Gillingham, Wright relished his return to action at the Highbury Stadium.

“When you’re doing it you love it and it’s the best feeling in the world but when you come away from it it reminds you how much you miss it and enjoy it,” said Wright.

“It was fantastic being out there again and it was great to start off with a win.

“My debut couldn’t really have gone much better and I thought we showed great character to get the result.”

Wright also played a key part in the triumph and felt fully at home on the right hand side of midfield.

“The role was slightly new to me but I really enjoyed it,” said Wright.

“The manager explained to me before I signed and Jason Demetriou was a big help so I really found my feet.”

And Wright is now keen to secure more of the same against AFC Wimbledon.

“It’s a great opportunity to build on Saturday and we want to be looking onwards and upwards by building some momentum,” said the 27-year-old.

“But I know a few of them at AFC Wimbledon and they’re going to get going soon but it’s up to us to take the game to them as we’re at home.”