SOUTHEND United striker Stephen Humphrys wants the chance to frighten Fleetwood Town this weekend.

The Shrimpers striker has not featured since suffering horrific facial injuries when scoring against Accrington Stanley in February.

But Humphrys is keen to take to the field on Saturday wearing a mask to boost Blues’ survival hopes.

“I’ve had the mask specially made for me, the clay was moulded onto my face but it wasn’t able to be finished until today,” said Humphrys.

“I haven’t been able to train fully without the mask so I might not be at my fittest or sharpest but I’ll be ready if the manager wants to call on me.

“I haven’t played wearing a mask before but I’ve always been blind as a bat so I did used to wear goggles like Edgar Davids.

“I only wore them once before taking them off but hopefully I can get used to the mask.

“It will be good for Halloween too!”

Humphrys has scored four goals in seven starts since signing for Blues back in January.

But he has no recollection of netting against Accrington as he clattered into Stanley shot-stopper Jonny Maxted when heading home.

“The surgeon said it was the worst sporting injury he had ever seen,” said Humphrys.

“I ended up with 15 fractured or broken bones and I had to have eight metal plates inserted as well.

“I still need to have an operation on my nose at the end of the season but I actually get to design it so I might go for a Brad Pitt one!”

Humphrys hopes to show his nose for goal at Fleetwood tomorrow and will head into the game after speaking to former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp at training on Thursday.

“We didn’t know he was coming,” said Humphrys.

“I saw this huge Rolls Royce coming into the car park and I thought it was going to be Simon Cowell to start with.

“I spoke to Harry and he seemed to know about my injuries.

“I told him I wanted to play and he said we needed more characters like that in football.”

Blues have failed to win any of the six matches Humphrys has missed.

But the striker is now eager to return and score a goal he might remember.

“I was in the ambulance after the injury and I asked one of the fitness coaches who came with me what the score was,” recalled Humphrys.

“He said 1-0 to us so straight away I’ve gone get in.

“I then asked who scored for us and was a bit confused when he said me!

“I remember running for the ball but I didn’t come back round until Ben Clarkson was cracking my nose back into place.

“But I want to play on Saturday and do whatever it takes to stop the team getting relegated.”