SOUTHEND United’s Luke Prosser is determined to make the most of his chance back in the Shrimpers’ starting line-up.

Prosser had started just two of Blues’ previous 20 matches and failed to even make the matchday squad against Shrewsbury Town just seven days before his impressive return to action against Millwall last weekend.

But, with John White and Adam Barrett both struggling to be fit for tomorrow’s clash with Scunthorpe United at Roots Hall, Prosser looks set to again line up against the Iron.

And the centre-back is eager to make the most of the opportunity.

“Hopefully if I get selected on Saturday I can play well and try to get a run in the team now,” said the 27-year-old.

“It’s been a frustrating start to the season because I want to play games but the boys at the back had been doing really well.

“However, this could be my chance now and I want to try and take it to kick things on.”

Prosser initially lined up at left-back on his return to action against the Lions before moving into his more natural centre-back role to help Blues secure a 2-0 win.

The victory saw them move up to 17th in the League One standings, three places higher than Scunthorpe who have struggled away from this season.

However, Prosser is still expecting a tough test against Mark Robins’ men.

“We will be going into this game with more confidence after winning at Millwall but it’s going to be another difficult match,” said the defender.

“We want to give the fans something to sing about and get on a good run of form.

“We know our home form hasn’t been the best so far so we want to turn that around, starting with a good result against Scunthorpe at the weekend.”