SAM Mantom insists Southend United feel like they ‘owe Plymouth Argyle one’ this weekend.

The Shrimpers were trounced 4-0 against Argyle towards the end of last season.

And Mantom feels Blues will be keen to make amends when they head back to Home Park on Saturday.

“We got pumped by them when we went there last season so we do feel like we owe them one,” said the midfielder.

“They’re obviously a strong side, especially at home where their fans get right behind them and make a lot of noise.

“But it’s a big game and it’s one we obviously want to win, especially after what happened at the weekend.”

Blues were beaten 3-2 by Doncaster Rovers on the opening day of the season on Saturday.

But Mantom is remaining upbeat.

“I don’t think we will face another goalkeeper all season who will play as well as the Doncaster one did against us,” said the 26-year-old.

“Some of the saves he made were unbelievable but we’ve watched it back and we did a lot of really good things.

“I’m sure it was an exciting game for the neutral too but obviously it’s the points we want and we understand we have to be more ruthless in both penalty areas.”

The Shrimpers will be aiming to bounce back this weekend, while Mantom will also be looking to build on his own composed display on the opening day.

“I was really happy with how I played and I thought Luke (Hyam) and I were able to start the moves off,” said Mantom.

“We had to take more risks late on but there were plenty of positives from the game.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the result though.”