TAYLOR Moore has been left heartbroken by Southend United’s struggles this season but will still be looking to add to the Shrimpers’ misery on Saturday.

Moore - who spent all of last season on loan with Blues - is in line to make his Blackpool debut against Southend at Bloomfield Road this weekend.

And the 22-year-old centre-back cannot wait for the game.

“I’m really looking forward to Saturday for a number of reasons really,” said Moore.

“Hopefully it will be my Blackpool debut and I’m looking forward to getting started here but it will also be great to see so many friends from Southend.

“Southend will always be in my heart, I loved my year there and I would say it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

“I still speak to so many people there, I follow the club on every form of social media to keep up on everything that’s happening and it’s been heartbreaking this season.

“I really, really hope the team can start to pick up points but I’m with Blackpool now so I hope it only starts to happen after the game on Saturday.”

Moore made 40 appearances for the Shrimpers last term before heading back to Bristol City.

The centre-back played 24 times for the Championship club during the first half of the season and was pleased to show he had what it takes to play at that level.

“I went back to Bristol City with the bit between my teeth and I felt like I had a real point to prove,” said Moore.

“I wanted to show I could play in the Championship and I was pleased with how it was going.

“I was playing well and signed a new contract.

“But the club are looking to get promotion and they brought in a defender on loan from a Premier League club so I wasn’t going to get as much game time, which is what I need.

“It all happened quite quickly but it was suggested I went out on loan.”

And Moore immediately asked if he could head back to the Shrimpers.

“When it was put to me about going on loan I asked about Southend but because I’d been there before and because of the league position the club suggested I went elsewhere,” said Moore.

“After speaking with Blackpool and Simon Grayson, who is a very good manager, I knew this was where I wanted to be and I want to play in as many games as possible.

“It’s funny it’s worked out that the first of them could be against Southend but I’m looking forward to seeing the travelling fans too.

“I’ve continued to get so many messages of support throughout this season from them and that means so much to me.”

But, after netting a late own goal in this fixture last season, Moore is keen to avoid any drama this time around.

“I’ll be staying way away from the goal this time,” he added.