PETER Taylor insists he would love to help Southend United get back on track.

The Shrimpers will line up in League Two next season after enduring a miserable campaign last time around.

But Taylor – who has managed close to 800 games in English football – would jump at the chance to be part of his hometown club once again.

“I must admit I do look at Southend and think blimey I could help in some way,” said Taylor, who started his playing career with the Shrimpers.

“That doesn’t mean as the number one necessarily but I do think I could help and I really would like to.

“I was out of action last year as I had a new knee put in.

“That happens to a lot of us these days and maybe I crossed too many balls in my career!

“But I’ve moved to Thorpe Bay from Benfleet now and of course I’d like to help Southend.

“I’m not going to hide that.”

Taylor had 84 games in charge of the Shrimpers, his hometown club, between December 1993 and February 1995.

The 67-year-old has guided Gillingham, Hull, Brighton and Wycombe to promotion as a manager and also enjoyed one game as England boss.