BRANDON Goodship wants Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Dover Athletic to kickstart Southend United’s season.

The Shrimpers have made a torrid start to the campaign with just one win in 17 League outings.

But Goodship believes one good win could get Blues back on track.

And the striker wants a change of competition to signal a change of fortunes for Sol Campbell’s side.

“We’ve had three really tough games since the new manager has come in and I think we’ve been unlucky not to take something from a couple of them,” said Goodship.

“They were all ex-Premier League teams but there have been plenty of positives despite the results.

“Momentum in football is huge and hopefully everything can snowball from the next win which we have to make sure is Sunday.”

Blues have now not won in their last nine games.

But Goodship insists the squad remain determined to get back on track.

“We have to keep our heads up and we will do because we’re a very close group who are good mates off the pitch too,” said Goodship.

“It’s been tough and we know results haven’t been good enough but we’re working hard to put it right, starting with Sunday which is a game we’re looking forward to.”

Goodship also heads into the FA Cup clash after bagging his third goal of the season in Tuesday night’s 4-1 defeat at Portsmouth.

But the 25-year-old took little satisfaction in hitting the back of the net.

“The result meant I couldn’t really take much from scoring in truth,” said Goodship.

“I wish I had scored in the first half but the goalkeeper read it early and made a good save.

“Hopefully I can get a few more goals now though and they can help the team pick up better results so we can get our season going.”