TOM Clifford is determined to keep on impressing as he bids to secure a new contract at Southend United.

Clifford’s form in recent weeks has been a rare bright spot for Blues.

And the 21-year-old is eager to stay in the side and extend his spell at Roots Hall.

“I’m very keen to keep giving my all each week and to hopefully earn myself a contract for next year,” said Clifford, whose current deal expires at the end of the season.

“We also want to gain as many points as we can and see what happens from there.

“Hopefully we can get a little run going and win some games.”

The second from bottom Shrimpers head to play-off chasing Oxford United this weekend.