ISAAC Hutchinson will be bidding for bragging rights when Southend United face local rivals Colchester United on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old memorably scored just seconds after entering the action against Cambridge United in Blues’ first Checkatrade Trophy clash of the season in early September.

And the youngster is now bidding for more of the same against the U’s, where his younger brother Jake plays in the youth team.

“This game has certainly been spoken about a few times so it would be great to win,” said Hutchinson.

“My brother is a scholar at Colchester so I keep on asking if he is going to be supporting me or not but he seems to think he shouldn’t because Colchester are his club!

“But because Jake is in the youth team at the moment I would like to think my dad will be cheering for me anyway!”

And Hutchinson is also hoping there will be plenty to celebrate as he bids to build on his eye-catching display.

“The Cambridge game was unbelievable for me and hopefully if I get another chance against Colchester I can do well again and give the manager something to think about,” said Hutchinson.

“I do feel like I’m in a good place at the moment so it would be brilliant if I could get more minutes tonight.”

Since netting against Cambridge, Hutchinson has also been on the Shrimpers’ bench for two League One fixtures.

And he is relishing his involvement in Chris Powell’s squad.

“It’s been great and I’m learning all the time from the senior players,” said Hutchinson.

“It’s all happened far quicker than I expected but, obviously, when I signed in the summer my aim was to make the first team.”

Hutchinson has also impressed for Blues’ under-23 team this season, scoring a hat-trick against Barnet last month.

And Shrimpers boss Powell has been pleased with the youngster’s progress.

“Isaac has caught my eye,” said Powell.

“I like him and there’s a lot to like too.

“He will have a chance against Colchester, if not from the start then off the bench.

“But he’s certainly an eye-catching player.”