SOUTHEND United striker Stephen Humphrys will be looking to show Bristol Rovers what they missed out on this weekend.

Humphrys opted to join the Shrimpers ahead of Rovers when leaving Fulham in January.

And he feels it is a huge game for Blues when the two teams go head-to-head tomorrow.

“It’s massive for us,” said Humphrys.

“We can talk the talk but we’ve got to put it into practise.

“We’ve said too many times we’ve got to build on things but we actually have to start doing it.

“It’s crunch time really and if we don’t start doing it soon then it’s going to be very hard.”

The Shrimpers head to the Memorial Stadium sitting second from bottom in the standings.

But Humphrys revealed he chose to join Blues having promised then manager Chris Powell he would sign.

“They (Bristol Rovers) were keen but I had already spoken to Chris Powell and given him my word that I would come to Southend,” said Humphrys.

“I did well on my debut and it seemed as though we were heading in the right direction before injuries held us back.”

Blues are now fighting to beat the drop from League One.

And Humphrys is ready to play his part after returning from a thigh injury as a second half substitute against Burton Albion on Tuesday.

“I’ve been out for a few weeks and I was tired after I came on,” said Humphrys.

“I’ve only trained two or three times with the lads and I was blowing a bit but I did my best for the team and can hopefully get some more good training under my belt now.

“We all want to build on Tuesday but we’ve said that before and it’s enough talking now. We have to go and do it.”