JASON Demetriou is keen to continue a new found feel-good factor at Southend United.

The Shrimpers head into tomorrow’s FA Trophy clash at Dagenham & Redbridge after securing back to back wins for the first time this season.

And Demetriou feels there is now far more positivity surrounding the Shrimpers.

“I haven’t felt like this here for a very long time and I think all of us feel the same way,” said the defender.

“People have come in and tried their hardest to get it going but for some reason it hasn’t worked.

“But the three (Kevin Maher, Darren Currie and Mark Bentley) have come in and given us a lift.

“The last five or six weeks have been really good.

“We’ve got ourselves going and the last two games have been quite impressive but we want to keep it going.”

Blues beat Yeovil Town 2-1 last time out, with Demetriou scoring the opening goal during a man of the match display.

And the 34-year-old felt the Shrimpers produced their best performance in quite some time to see off the Glovers.

“Tuesday was our best performance this season and in quite a while,” said Demetriou.

“I think the shape and the formation is working and it was an impressive performance from everyone.”

Blues are now lining up in a 3-4-3 formation and Demetriou is enjoying having more freedom to get forward.

“I’m a better attacker than defender, although I probably shouldn’t say that,” said Demetriou.

“It suits me and I think it suits the team too.”

As a result, Blues now sit seven points clear of the drop zone.

But attention turns to the FA Trophy this weekend and Demetriou is keen to keep the good run going.

“Of course the Trophy is important to us,” said Demtriou.

“We’re at this level now so it’s a big competition and it’s a chance to get to Wembley.

“When you’re winning and playing well you want the next game to come..

“We’ve got momentum and we haven’t had this feeling for a long time.

“Around the place everyone is buzzing and we can’t wait for the next game.

“In previous months and years it was more dreading the next game.

“But we’ve got to look forward to Saturday and try to win it to keep the momentum going.”