SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown is desperate to cure his side’s travel sickness - starting with tomorrow’s trip to Bristol Rovers.

Blues are currently the only League One team to remain unbeaten at home but Brown’s side have struggled on the road.

And the Shrimpers chief is keen for that to end this weekend.

“At home we’re displaying championship winning form so far but we need to be getting that away from home now too,” said Brown.

“We’ve got 28 points this season and 20 of them have come at home, which gives the two points per game ratio we’re after at Roots Hall.

“But we need to match that away from home too, starting with tomorrow.”

Blues have triumphed in just two of their 10 away games this term and have secured just one victory in their last five outings on the road.

However, Brown is unsure why the Shrimpers have struggled on their travels.

“Last season we were doing OK away from home and nothing has changed since then,” said Brown.

“The travel has been the same, so has the food and all of our preparations so it’s nothing to do with that or the way we plan for our matches.

“I think it’s just down to the mentality away from home so we will need that to improve.”

But Brown believes Blues will be in for a tough test against a Bristol Rovers side who got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United last weekend.

“Bristol Rovers have ended that losing run they had been on and their tails will be up,” said Brown.

“Whenever we play Peterborough it seems to be an open game and there were 36 shots in the game the other night but whenever we play Bristol Rovers it’s completely different.

“It’s always a battle and a grind and I think it’s going to be similar to the Oldham game.”

The Shrimpers head into the game sitting ninth in the table, seven points below the play-off places.

And Brown believes it is important Blues pick up a good result this weekend.

“A win at Bristol Rovers would really set things up nicely going into a busy period so it’s another key game for us and our season,” said the Blues boss.

“We have Bradford at home next weekend and it will be great to go into a big game like that on the back of a win.”