SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher feels the Shrimpers are slowly starting to grow in confidence ahead of Tuesday night's clash with Yeovil Town at Roots Hall.

Blues head into the game having been beaten just once in their last six outings.

And Maher feels things are now starting to move in the right direction for his side.

“It was an important win at Weymouth on Saturday and overall it was a good performance too which I think shows we’re moving in the right direction,” said Maher.

“Getting an important win like we did at the weekend always builds confidence.

“We’ve lost once in six so that should build confidence too and we want to take that into this game.

“It’s one we’re looking forward to as well.

“We’ve done it away from home now we need to transfer it to Roots Hall under the lights on Tuesday.”

Tomorrow's encounter against the Glovers will be just the second time the Shrimpers have played a home game in the National League since mid November.

And Maher is eager to return with another solid performance as Blues bid to secure back to back wins for the first time this season.

“It’s been a little while since we’ve been at home after the games were called off over Christmas,” said the Blues boss.

“We’re delighted to get back in front of the fans and I’m sure they will turn out in good numbers because they always do.

“I’m sure they will get behind us as well and that’s what we need at home.”

Blues head into tomorrow’s game sitting 19th in the table, four points above the drop zone.

Yeovil, who were beaten by Bournemouth in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, are placed in 11th.

And Maher knows the Glovers will be tough to beat.

“I know Darren (Sarll) their manager well and his team will definitely be organised,” said Maher.

“He will have them well up for the game so it’s going to be tough.

“We watched them at Bromley where they won but we will be ready.”

Yeovil had won eight out of nine games but have now suffered three defeats in succession prior to Tuesday's encounter.