JOE Shaughnessy will be looking to get one over his younger brother Conor when Southend United host Burton Albion tomorrow.

The Shrimpers defender is fit to feature after recovering from a knee injury.

And he is determined to triumph as he faces his brother for the first time in his career.

“It will be the first time we’ve ever played against each other so it’s going to be an interesting one,” said Shaughnessy.

“He’s four years younger than me so we’ve never played in the same side but hopefully we will both be playing.

“I’m not sure if it will be near each other much even if we are because he’s been playing centre-back for them.

“But I’m glad to see him doing well.

“He spent the first half of the season on loan at Mansfield and now he’s with Burton.

“It will be the first time we’ve faced each other since we played in the garden as kids about 12 years ago but we’re all looking forward to it and we have lots of family coming over.

“I just hope we win.”

And Shaughnessy is also hopeful his family will be cheering for the Shrimpers.

“Well I’m the one who has got them all the tickets so they better be shouting for me,” laughed Shaughnessy.

“But I’m just glad to be fit again.”

Shaughnessy came off the bench during Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat to Gillingham having been sidelined since November with a knee injury.

And the 27-year-old admitted it had been tough sitting on the sidelines.

“I missed a lot of games and it was disappointing,” said Shaughnessy.

“When you see the results coming in or watching the games not being able to help it’s tough.

“On the day I did it, against Dover, I didn’t think it was that bad.

“I was trying to run it off and tried to play on so I didn’t think it was anything serious.

“But when I saw the specialist he said it was going to be two to three months and he was right.”

Shaughnessy played the final 15 minutes against the Gills in an unfamiliar central midfield role.

And the summer signing now feels ready to kick on.

“I didn’t really have to test my knee too much during the game but it’s been feeling good in training and I’m feeling fit,” said Shaughnessy.

“I’m really happy to be back from the first injury I’ve ever had like that and I want to play in as many of the matches we have left as possible, starting on Saturday.”