CALLUM Powell is keen to kick on at Southend United.

The striker was back on the score-sheet in the Shrimpers’ 1-1 draw with Weymouth last time out.

But he has now set his sights on ending the season a high against Torquay United at Roots Hall this Sunday in what will be Blues’ first outing in 13 days.

“It’s a bit of a weird having a mini break before the season finishes but obviously we’ve got a whole week to prepare for Torquay on Sunday and we’re hoping to get a good result to finish with,” said Powell.

“Nobody can take away what we’ve done since January, the unbeaten run and the position we’re in but we still want to finish on a high.”

The Shrimpers are currently 12th in the National League standings.

But Powell still feels it is important to finish on a high.

“I think it’s massive because ultimately you want to put in a good performance and get a positive result in the last game for the fans to remember going in to next season,” said Powell.

“We want to build that hype around what we want to do. The fans have been superb and have been behind us all the way so we want to top off a positive end to the season with three points on Sunday.”

And Powell is also eager to help make that happen after scoring in his last appearance.

“I was delighted to get a goal,” said the 26-year-old.

“I want to do well really, really badly and I’ve put a lot hard work in at the training ground, working on my finishing. I want to contribute with goals and assists to help the tea m win games.”

But, with that in mind, Powell was frustrated to not to score a second goal against Weymouth after seeing his penalty saved by visiting goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons “Obviously I’ve got the confidence to step up and take the penalty but it wasn’t the best pen from me. I’ve missed it but sometimes that happens and I’ll practise to make sure I get the next one right. But it was a nice feeling to get the goal and hopefully I can kick on from there.”