SOUTHEND United manager Chris Powell wants his side to be party poopers at Blackpool tomorrow.

The hosts are expected to be roared on by a close to capacity crowd at Bloomfield Road following the departure of the controversial Oyston family who had previously been in control of the club.

But Powell is desperate for Blues to end their seven-match winless streak.

“We’re going there to try and spoil the party,” said Powell.

“Everyone wants to play in packed stadiums and in good atmospheres.

“That’s what it will be like tomorrow and we’ll have to deal with that.

“We need a performance but I think we have the eighth best record on the road.

“It’s within us and it’s what we need to do again right now.”