THEO Robinson felt on ‘top of the world’ after scoring the first hat-trick of his career in Southend United’s 4-0 win against MK Dons on Saturday.

The striker became the first Shrimpers player since Bilel Mohsni in 2012 to score a trio of goals in the same game.

And Robinson was quick to express his delight at the final whistle.

“It’s amazing and I’m on top of the world because it’s the first one I’ve got in my career,” said the 29-year-old.

“I’m excited to have got the goals and it’s even better that it’s come in such a good win as well.

“We all worked hard as a team and we knew what we had to do to get the three points.”

Robinson was joined on the score-sheet by Stephen McLaughlin as the Shrimpers convincingly bounced back from two successive defeats on the road.

But the forward felt confident going into the game having scored four against MK Dons in an under 23 game at Roots Hall in late February.

“I played in an under 23 game against MK Dons and scored four so that was in the back of my mind ahead of this game too,” said Robinson, “I told my agent and a couple of my friends I wanted to get two goals but I’m happy to get one more along with the three points.”

Robinson’s first two goals came before the break before he completed his hat-trick 14 minutes from time when Harry Kyprianou’s miscued header rolled perfectly into his path.

And the striker is keen to repay the defender for his part in the goal.

“I told Harry it was a good set up for me and I said I would take him out for some food after he gave me that,” said Robinson.

“We’ll go Nando’s in the week or something and I’ll be keeping the match ball too.

“I’ve got loads of shirts from my career and a few trophies but I’ll be getting the ball framed now too.”

However, Robinson remains determined to build on his hat-trick.

“I want to play in every game and then obviously try and score in every game too but it’s up to the manager,” said Robinson.

“We want to take this form into the next game at Oldham.”