SOUTHEND United’s in-form right-back Jason Demetriou has enjoyed going back in time ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with his former Walsall team.

The adverse weather conditions have forced the Shrimpers to train inside at times in the build-up to tomorrow’s game at Roots Hall.

But Demetriou has relished making the most of a tricky situation.

“It’s been tough to train this week but the coaches have improvised and we had an old school training session in the sports hall at David Lloyd, which was actually really enjoyable,” said the 30-year-old.

“We had an indoor tournament which was great and we’ve been doing the best we can ahead of the game this weekend.”

Blues’ scheduled clash at Oldham Athletic was postponed because of a frozen pitch last weekend.

And Demetriou is desperate to avoid a repeat tomorrow against the Saddlers.

“We obviously want the game to go ahead because we have the momentum behind us at the moment so we want to be playing as much as we can,” said the defender.

“Things have been going really well so it would be frustrating for the weather to get in the way.”

However, the Cyprus international could also see the benefit of having a break in the season.

“In the long run it must do us good to be able to have a bit of a rest but we’ll be ready to deal with whatever comes our way,” said Demetriou.

“If the game does get called off then we would have fixtures coming thick and fast, but obviously we would prefer to play tomorrow.”

And if the game does get the go-ahead then Demetriou would be facing his former team.

“I suppose it does add a bit of extra spice to the game when you’re playing your old team, but it’s just another match really,” said Demetriou, who spent the 2015/16 season with the Saddlers.

“I have some great memories of my time there but I was only there a year and a lot has changed there since then.

“But, of course, I’m looking forward to it and it would be good to get back out there again.”

However, the poor weather has extended Demetriou’s spell as the Shrimpers’ top scorer with eight goals.

“It’s more the other boys winding the strikers up about it, not me,” laughed Demetriou.

“But all the forwards are bringing so much to the team even when they’re not scoring.”