ELVIS Bwomono will become the sixth youngest Southend United player to bring up a century of appearances for the club when the Shrimpers host Port Vale at Roots Hall tomorrow.

Bwomono came through the youth ranks and made his first team debut against Gillingham back in 2017.

And Shrimpers boss Mark Molesley feels the 21-year-old deserves immense credit for reaching 100 games so early in his career.

“He’s the sixth youngest ever and what an outstanding achievement it is for young Elvis,” said Molesley.

“You forget how young he is sometimes and he’s been a real bright spark to come out what have been tough times for the club.

“But in tough times comes opportunities for people and he’s certainly taken his.”

Bwomono has become a regular on the right hand side of the back four.

And the defender is also feeling proud ahead of his landmark display, “If selected it will be another proud moment for me,” said Bwomono.

“It’s fantastic that I’ve been able to play a lot of football since making my debut three years ago and for me to be on the verge of 100 games in such a short space of time is pleasing.”

But Bwomono is still hungry for more and is keen to make his international debut for Uganda.

“To potentially be on the verge of representing Uganda on the international stage on the African Cup of Nations just puts the icing on top of the amount of games I’ve been able to play,” said the youngsters.

“My time away on the training camp with them recently was really good and hopefully I’ll get to play a game soon too.

“It’s the best feeling knowing that your country wants you to represent them.”

The youngest players to get to 100 games for Blues: 1. Bobby Kellard (19) 2. Glenn Pennyfather (20) 3. Franck Moussa (20) 4. Warren May (21) 5. Daniel Bentley (21) 6. Elvis Bwomono (if he plays on Saturday) (21) 7. Ryan Leonard (21) 8. Spencer Prior (21)