THE season may just be coming to an end, but promising Southend United striker Norman Wabo has already set his sights on succeeding next term.

The 20-year-old completed the campaign by scoring both of Blues’ goal in the Central League Cup final against MK Dons.

And Wabo is determined to step things up next season.

“I’m already looking forward to next season and I want to make it a successful one for me,” said the forward.

“For me, that means being in and around the first team on a more consistent basis and that’s definitely what I’ll be looking to do.”

Wabo was a regular on the scoresheet for the Shrimpers’ under-23 team last term and ended the campaign with 23 goals to his name.

And he also added to his experience by ending the season on loan at National League side Ebbsfleet United, who were beaten by Tranmere Rovers in the play-offs.

“It was great for me to be involved with first team football on a regular basis and I learnt so much there,” said Wabo.

“It was a shame we couldn’t get through and get promotion, but it was still hugely beneficial for me and my development.

“It will definitely help me moving forward.”

Wabo made eight substitute appearances while with Ebbsfleet before returning to Blues for the cup final at StadiumMK.

And the striker was thrilled to end the season in style.

“It epitomised my season really, so I was really pleased,” said Wabo.

“It was good to get the goals, but it meant even more to win the game.

“It also meant I ended the season with 23 goals, which isn’t too bad even though my target was 30.

“Overall, it’s been a good season and I was pleased to make my first team debut for Southend too.

“I thought I did well in three substitute appearances I had, but now I’ll be doing all I can to make sure I get more chances.”

And Wabo is also determined to make the most of any opportunities coming his way.

“You see how well Dru (Yearwood) has done and Elvis (Bwomono) too and you want to do the same,” said Wabo.

“I have to be ready to take my chance.”

>FORMER Southend United manager Phil Brown has been named as Swindon Town boss on a permanent basis.

Brown took charge of the Robins for the final 10 games last term.