JOHN White remains determined to add to his 250 games for Southend United.

The dependable defender brought up the landmark in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Barrow.

But the 34-year-old is still hungry for more at Roots Hall.

“I’m hugely proud to reach the milestone but I’m just hoping there’s more to come still,” said White.

“It’s a great achievement personally for myself to get to that mark but the only thing I feel in my mind is that I wish it had been a little bit sooner.

“I’m delighted to reach the milestone and it was definitely nice to mark it with a win”

White played a key part in the victory as he used his experience to help the Shrimpers hang onto their lead despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

And White, whose current contract expires this month, now also wants to celebrate committing his future to the club.

“We’re in the process of discussing it,” said White.

“Hopefully sooner rather than later something will be sorted.

“It would be good to get it done as soon as possible, then look to where we can get in the League and keep pushing forward.”

Blues remain bottom of the table but have now triumphed in four of their last six games and White feels Mark Molesley’s side have now given themselves a real chance of survival “We’re building momentum and the manager has changed the mentality of the club from top to bottom,” said White.

“We want to be climbing up the league, getting to safety and moving on from there.

“Better things are coming and we’ve given ourselves a fighting chance to start creeping up the League table now.

“It’s just a case of not getting ahead of ourselves and every game has to be a cup final for us, starting with Grimsby on Saturday.”

Grimsby are currently 23rd in the table, one point and one place above Blues.