JOHN White wants Southend United to trouble another of League Two’s top teams on their travels this week.

Blues have triumphed at play-off chasing Newport County and drawn at table-topping Cambridge United in their last two away games.

And White has now set his sights on picking up more points at second placed Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday night.

“We’ve shown lately we can do well against the top teams, much more than we previously did,” said White.

“We’ve acquitted quite well against the teams around the top lately and this will be another exciting challenge for us.

“The games are coming thick and fast and if we can string a little run together things could turn around very quickly.

“This will be a good test but we’ll be going there looking to get the points we crucially need.”

However, Blues will be heading to the New Lawn for the first time in their history on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers at Roots Hall.

And White is eager to get back on track at the first possible opportunity after Saturday’s anguish.

“It was a very frustrating one, particularly after the second half in which we felt quite comfortable,” said White.

“It’s tough to take because we’re not scoring at the other end as well.

“That freak goal doesn’t make it any easier to take but we have to take the positives from it and move forward.

“We have to go into the next game with renewed hope and faith that what we’re doing is right and we will turn it around.”

Blues remain just a point above the drop zone in 22nd place.

But White is not paying too much attention to the League table.

“As much as we need to be looking at it, I try not to,” said the defender.

“I’m very much one of those who believes we can only affect what we’re doing.

“There’s no point dwelling on what other teams have got or who they’re playing.

“If we do our job then it’s in our own hands.”