PHIL Brown believes Southend United trip to Colchester United on Tuesday night is the biggest game in the Shrimpers’ history.

The second from bottom Blues sit six one place and six points behind their local rivals with just four games to go.

And Brown feels there is no hiding how important the Essex derby will be.

“It’s the proverbial six pointer and the biggest game in my time at the football club,” said Brown, who previously spent five years in charge of the club.

“It’s probably the biggest game in the history of Southend United too.

“It was formed in 1906 and now you’re staring at the trap door to go out of the Football League.

“That in itself leads to a thought process that we will be under pressure but it’s my job to take that pressure of this young group.

“It’s a massive game but it’s winnable if the players apply themselves the same way they did against Exeter.

“Application is what it’s all about.”