HARRY Branch feels Southend Saxons will have the ‘kitchen sink’ thrown at them this weekend as they bid to get back on track after a frustrating few weeks.

The Saxons have been beaten four times in their last five outings and have also seen two games called off because of the bad weather.

But Branch is determined for Southend to get back on track when they host relegation threatened Amersham & Chiltern at Warners Bridge tomorrow.

“I’m sure they will be throwing the kitchen sink at us this weekend, so we need to be ready to deal with that early in the game,” said Branch.

“We need to be physically on point this weekend.

“It was hugely frustrating not to play again last week and I cannot remember the last time I had two games rescheduled in a season.

“It just shows how rubbish English weather has been.”

However, the postponement of last week’s trip to bottom of the table Ruislip means Saxons cannot wait to be back in action this weekend.

And Branch feels training has gone well in the build up to the game.

“Training’s been tough because of the weather obviously but our intensity towards training has gone up even more than it already was and our squad has been looking great because of that,” said Branch.

“Everyone was keen to be out there last weekend, so we’re completely ready to be playing this weekend.

“It will be good to be back at the Bridge too.”

However, Southend’s recent results have seen them fall away from the promotion race and they now sit eighth in the London One North standings.

Saxons still have games in hand on the teams above them, the first of which comes tomorrow against 11th-placed Amersham who sit just above the relegation zone.

And Branch is targeting a strong end to the season.

“Our targets are the same as always, to perform in every game until the end of the season,” said Branch.

“If we can do that, we’ll be in a good position in the league while also being in a better position as a group leading into next year.”

But Branch still feels it has been a successful season for the club.

“I believe it’s been a good year for the club and group,” said Branch.

“As a squad we’ve had the Priors into a Essex Cup semi-final where they performed brilliantly.

“We are doing great in the league as a Priors group and pushed on for a play-off spot.

“As a Saxons group, we have worked unbelievably hard this year and I think that shows with where we were in the league at points in the season.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t maintain that position which is all a learning curve for us all.

“But our squad is in a good place with the Saxons and Priors and that will transfer into next year’s 150th anniversary as a club.”