HARRY Lennon wants just lucky breaks at Southend United this season.

The centre-break endured an injury ravaged first campaign with the Shrimpers, making just seven appearances.

But the 24-year-old - who broke a toe and a leg in his first two starts of the previous season - is desperate to feature more regularly this time around.

“Last season was frustrating and hopefully it will be different this time,” said Lennon.

“I actually had a good pre-season last year and felt like I was playing well.

“I got into the first team for the first game and then just had the injuries I could do nothing about.

“But I’m fit again now, I’ve played in both of the pre-season games so far and things are going well.”

Lennon, who Blues bought for £50,000 from Charlton Athletic summer, played the first hour of Tuesday night’s 3-2 win at Billericay Town.

And he is looking forward to being back in action against National South newcomers Weymouth this evening.

“I think the first two games we’ve had have been about getting minutes and fitness but I think that will start to change now and it will be more about tactics now too,” said Lennon.

“It will be about how we play and press and we’ve been working on things to do with that in training.”

The Weymouth clash comes also comes at the start of a five day training camp for Blues in Dorset.

And Lennon is certain the trip will be hugely beneficial.

“It’s going to be a lot of hard work with double sessions most days but it will be good for us,” said Lennon.

“We have a few new boys now so it will be good to help them settle in and it’s always good for team spirit having everyone together like that.”

Left-back Nathan Ralph, who joined Blues from Dundee earlier this week, is expected to feature in a Southend shirt for the first time this evening while fellow summer signings Mark Milligan and Brandon Goodship will also be in the squad along with Bournemouth defender Corey Jordan who is currently on trial with the Shrimpers.

However, Luke Hyam, Timothee Dieng and Simon Cox are all still likely to miss out with calf injuries while longer term absentees Jason Demetriou, Happy Kyprianou, Tom Hopper, Sam Barratt and Lewis Gard are all still sidelined.

Weymouth were promoted to National League South last season after winning the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South title.