SOUTHEND United manager Chris Powell will be seeking revenge at Plymouth Argyle tomorrow.

The Pilgrims handed Powell the biggest defeat of his Shrimpers reign when they cruised to a 4-0 triumph at Home Park in April.

And Powell is desperate to secure a different outcome this weekend.

“I wouldn’t say that was a game to learn from, it’s more about revenge if I’m honest,” said the Blues boss.

“We responded in a positive way against Gillingham a couple of days later but it was a game where within a few minutes we were a goal down and on the back foot.

“We didn’t give ourselves a chance to play our way into it and we can’t afford to have that happen again.

“Plymouth played well on the day and we weren’t right.”

However, Powell - whose side were beaten 3-2 by Doncaster Rovers on the opening day of the season - wants it to be his team on the front foot this time around.

“I’m looking for us to respond,” said Powell.

“We won games on the road last year and we’re going to have to win games on the road this year too.

“We’re playing against a side who lost their first game but they will be buoyant as it’s their first home game of the season.

“They will be looking for a response and we’ll know what we will be up against.

“We’re both looking to get ourselves up and running and we certainly don’t want a repeat of last year.”

And Powell has been doing all he can to keep his squad upbeat, despite their defeat against Doncaster.

“The players were down on Monday but I said to them don’t let anybody tell you we didn’t play well because for 70 minutes it was some of the best play we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Powell.

“We need more of that now, but the group have all trained well this week.”

However, Powell will be forced into making at least one change to his starting line-up this weekend as Harry Lennon misses out with a fractured toe.

But the Shrimpers chief has yet to discover how long the defender will be out for.

“We’re hopeful of getting more detail soon about Harry’s injury,” said Powell.

“He did it in the second half against Doncaster and felt uncomfortable.

“He was able to continue, probably due to adrenaline, but he was in considerable pain afterwards.”

John White is the favourite to replace Lennon tomorrow.