GUS Scott-Morriss insists Southend United have their sights set on the play-offs this season.

Blues sit 14th in the table after being deducted 10 points for financial irregularities.

But Scott-Morriss still feels the Shrimpers can make the top seven and catch the teams above them in the National League standings.

"We're looking at the play-offs and we need to win games of football," said Scott-Morriss.

"We can feel sorry for ourselves, say we've had minus 10 points and two subs but we're 10 points off the play-offs and we want to close that gap so we need wins.

"We want to get as close as we can and that's the focus."

The Shrimpers' push for promotion will continue against Wealdstone at Roots Hall tomorrow.

And Scott-Morriss cannot wait to be back in action in front of the Blues' supporters.

"We're really excited to be back at Roots Hall," said Scott-Morriss.

"We're really good at home and we enjoy playing there.

"I think we thrive off a big crowd and hopefully we can get the job done again on Saturday."

Blues have triumphed eight times in 10 outings at Roots Hall so far this season.

And Scott-Morriss is pleased the points ratio has improved from the previous campaign.

"It's something that last year we weren't good enough at," said Scott-Morriss.

"When you're getting 8,000 at home I think teams can feel under the gun from minute one.

"That's a massive thing we need to capitalise on and I think we have been doing this season.

"We rattled the league leaders last time at Roots Hall and need to keep it going.

"If we do it will help us massively."

However, Scott-Morriss knows it will be far from straight-forward against Wealdstone.

"They're a good side and a dangerous outfit," said the wing-back.

"On their day they can beat anyone in this league.

"Perhaps they've lacked a bit of consistency this year which shows their league placing but we'll have to be on it to be them because they're a good side.

“Every game is different in this league but we want to give the fans something to cheer early doors to get them on their feet, especially in this kind of weather.”

However, Scott-Morriss believes Blues will need to play better than they did in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Gateshead if they are to pick up more points.

“We need to play better than we did last week because I thought we let ourselves down there,” said Scott-Morriss.

“But we were still able to dig in for a point.”

Scott-Morriss was heavily involved in Blues’ equaliser as his low volley was parried out by Gateshead goalkeeper Archie Mair before Harry Cardwell fired home from close range.

And Scott-Morriss is pleased to be playing more of a part in the final third of the pitch this season.

“The lack of assists annoyed me last year and for whatever reason it didn't click,” said Scott-Morriss.

“This season I've contributed a lot more at that end of the pitch.

“I’d like to add a couple more goals but in total I think I've had 10 goal contributions so far.

“If you offered me that for the next half I'd bite your hand off. “ But Blues were able to forget all about football in the aftermath of Saturday’s draw as they visited Newcastle for a team night out.

“It was great and the boys deserved it,” said Scott-Morriss.

“It helps we got a point but the group deserved to enjoy themselves away from a football environment which can be very testing week in week out.”

However, Scott-Morriss did slightly regret deciding it dress as Wonder Woman!

“It was a bit cold,” he laughed.