SOUTHEND United John White will be out to avoid another case of travel sickness at Plymouth Argyle tomorrow - both on and off the pitch.

Blues struggled on the road for large spells of last season, winning just five of 23 games on their travels.

And White - who is expected to replace the injured Harry Lennon in the Shrimpers starting line-up - is keen to avoid a repeat.

“We won the last couple of away games last season and we want to keep that going,” said White.

“Plymouth will be tough to play and it could be quite cagey early on because we both lost our first games.

“But I’m looking forward to it, especially as we’re going on the train!

“I get travel sick quite easily on the coach and there’s not as much of that when we get the train.”

White will also be making the long journey to Plymouth expecting to start.

And the centre-back is chomping at the bit to play after being left on the substitutes bench against Doncaster Rovers on the opening day of the season.

“I was very disappointed not to start,” said White.

“But opportunities come up and, just like I’ve said a million times, you have to be ready when they do.”

White, who had previously featured as a full-back, impressed in a more central role last season and he is relishing another physical battle with striker Ryan Taylor,

“His elbows were quite sharp on Michael Turner’s face last time and I’m sure he remembers him from that,” said White.

“You get those players who are horrible to play against. They’re nasty and want to leave bits on you and fight.

“But you have to get on with the job and not let that get into your head. It’s not nice playing against those players but I relish the opportunity to have a bit of a battle.”