THEO Robinson is ready to fight for a place at Southend United - until he is told differently.

The 30-year-old striker ended last season on loan at Swindon Town.

But Robinson is now back with Blues and is keen to show what he can do.

“I have another year at Southend and I’m a professional so I’m working hard in training every day to get ready for the season,” said Robinson.

“I take each day as it comes but I know what I can do and it’s just about getting the opportunities.

“We have a lot of strikers here but I think we all have different strengths and having that competition for places is going to bring the best out of us all.

“It’s nice being back with everyone again here and I’ll fight for a place until anyone tells me differently.”

Robinson scored four goals in 19 starts for the Shrimpers last season before joining Swindon Town in January.

While with the Robins, Robinson scored seven goals in 15 starts in League Two.

And he thoroughly enjoyed his spell at the County Ground.

“It was perfect really and I had a good time there,” said Robinson.

“I started pretty much every game while I was there and it was exactly the personal challenge I needed. I scored some goals but I’m always confident of scoring goals if I get the game time.”

Robinson will be hoping to show that with the Shrimpers and featured in Saturday’s friendly at Reading.

“It was good to get back out there,” he added.