DRU Yearwood wants Southend United to beat Walsall and the weather this weekend.

Heavy snowfall means tomorrow’s League One clash at Roots Hall is in serious doubt.

But Yearwood is desperate for the chance to face the Saddlers.

“I’m really enjoying the run of games I’m getting and things are going well for the team as well, so we really want to play,” said the 18-year-old midfielder.

“It was so bad when we got to Oldham Athletic last weekend and it got called off and we definitely don’t want Saturday to be postponed as well.

“I want to be playing as many games as I can and really want the game to go ahead on Saturday.”

Yearwood has shone for the Shrimpers in recent weeks and is currently enjoying his longest ever run in the starting line-up.

The energetic youngster - who came through the youth ranks at Roots Hall - has started Blues’ last five games.

And he is keen to keep the run going.

“Hopefully I’ll get picked by the manager and can stay in the side by helping us get another good result,” said Yearwood.

“When we played Walsall before I was on the bench but I saw they have some good players in the side.

“But we’re really focusing on ourselves and making sure we keep our good run going.”

Blues have yet to be beaten since the arrival of manager Chris Powell at the end of January, winning four of his five games in charge.

The fine run of results has taken the Shrimpers up to 13th in the League One standings.

And Yearwood believes Blues can keep on working their way up the table.

“We’re all prepared and we all know our jobs out there,” said the midfielder.

“Confidence is high and we want to be playing as much as possible.”

And if Yearwood does well he will again be wearing a bandage on his left wrist.

“I had an injury there when I was younger so I had to wear the bandage, but I played well with it on so I’ve carried on doing it since then,” said Yearwood.

“It’s become a superstition of mine now really and hopefully I’ll get the chance to wear it again tomorrow and the game will be on.”

However, Yearwood now faces added competition for a starting slot in midfield with the fit-again Anthony Wordsworth, Josh Wright and Sam Mantom all pushing for a place in the side.

Southend United (from): Oxley, Demetriou, Turner, Ferdinand, Coker, McLaughlin, Yearwood, Timlin, Kightly, Cox, Ladapo, Fortune, Bishop, McGlashan, Klass, Harrison, Kyprianou, Robinson, Wright, Wordsworth, Mantom & Bwomono.

>BLUES’ game at Oldham Athletic has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 24.

The original clash was postponed last Saturday.