CALLUM Smith insists Southend Saxons will be looking to right some wrongs when they head to Old Haberdashers tomorrow.

Southend were beaten 33-20 by high-flying Shelford last time out.

And Smith is determined to bounce back this weekend.

"We've got some wrongs to put right but I felt we were unlucky against a good Shelford team in our last game.

"They're up towards the top of the league but I thought we put in a good performance and the score-line flattered them."

The defeat sent Southend down to seventh in the standings.

But Smith is not reading too much into the table at this stage.

"I know we're sitting mid-table but I don't think the table is a true reflection," said Smith.

We only have ourselves to blame for some of the results but anyone on their day, apart from maybe the bottom two, can beat anyone in this league.

"You've got to turn up no matter who you're playing."

And Smith believes that definitely includes Saturday's game as Southend travel to an Old Haberdashers side sitting two place below them in the table.

"We're expecting Old Habs to be really up for it, considering they're only a couple of places below us," said Smith.

"They will be chasing us and we're chasing the people in front of us."

Southend are currently four points ahead of tomorrow's hosts.

And Smith, who previously played for Hull Ionians, has settled in well since signing in the summer.

"I've enjoyed it and it's posed a different challenge," said Smith.

"I'd played in National One and National Two with Hull Ioanians but I'm a firefighter and moved to Essex with work.

"Originally I wanted to play at the same level but with shift work it was going to be too much travelling up and down the country.

"I couldn't commit to that amount of time.

"But I spoke to Josh (Ward) and everyone was really nice at training as well so that made my decision easy."

Smith has made a good impression so far this season but is keen to ensure Southend finish as high as possible. 

"At the start of the season we had aspirations to go up and get in the top two," said Smith.

"It's still possible but being realistic I think a top four finish would be good and then we can look to build on that again next year."