SOUTHEND United manager Sol Campbell is eager to make the most of a break in his side's season

Blues were without a game at the weekend due to their scheduled opponents Burton Albion having three international call-ups.

As a result, the Shrimpers will head into Saturday’s clash with Oxford United having not played for 10 days.

But Campbell is keen to use that to his side’s advantage.

“We’ve got some time now to do some really good technical and physical work,” said Campbell.

“We will keep on working.

“We had a weekend off and hopefully the lads looked after themselves!

“But we will get back to work and keep on getting our messages across.

“We want to build on the last performance but there’s a lot to work on.

“However, the harder you work the more you get the rub of the green, I really believe that.”

The Shrimpers will soon face another break in their season as, after Saturday’s clash, they are not back in action until they head to Bristol Rovers on Saturday, December 7, after being knocked out of the FA Cup.

Blues, who have triumphed just once in 17 League One games so far this season, remain eight points from safety after results elsewhere at the weekend.

MK Dons were beaten 1-0 by bottom of the table Bolton Wanderers while fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon lost 2-0 at Blackpool.

Southend remain second from bottom in the standings.