THERE will be no disguising Gus Scott-Morriss’ determination to succeed when Southend United host York City this weekend.

Scott-Morriss was sent off following a case of mistaken identity during the reverse fixture with the Minstermen back in September.

And Blues' right wing-back is eager to come out on top when the two teams meet again at Roots Hall on Saturday.

“It was a bad day at the office when we last played York and a really weird one too,” said Scott-Morriss.

“The first half was one of the best we’ve had all season as a team but the second half we had two men sent off and lost 3-0.

“Hopefully Saturday is better and we’ll be working hard to try and make sure it is.”

Blues will also head into the game on the back of two successive defeats.

But Scott-Morriss felt the Shrimpers’ 1-0 loss to Gateshead last time out was a match that could easily have gone the other way.

“It was a tight game and I didn’t think there was much in it at all if I’m honest,” said Scott-Morriss.

“We’ve spoken about making sure we’re on the right end of these tight games and it’s something we need to work on as a group.

“Performance wise we weren’t bad but we were off it.

“The whole atmosphere in the stadium and us as well were off it.

“We weren’t quite where we need to be and hopefully we’ll put it right on Saturday.”

But Scott-Morriss expects York to be difficult to beat this weekend.

“They spent a lot of money in the summer and they’ve got some big players,” said the wing-back.

“They’ve got great strikers who can cause a lot of problems.

“They’re direct and have players who can hurt you but fingers crossed we’ll get the job done.”

York sit immediately below the 17th placed Shrimpers in the National League standings.

But Scott-Morriss is paying little attention to league positions at this stage of the season.

“There’s a long way to go,” said Scott-Morriss.

“People can jump to conclusions very quickly but we’ll be pushing to finish as high up as we can.

“We’ll take it game at a time and that’s key to staying level-headed.

“We lost one game at the weekend and suddenly we’re in a relegation battle.”

However, Scott-Morriss will continue to look up the table and is keen to get on a good run of results during what is likely to be a busy period.

“It’s key that we keep churning out the games,” said Scott-Morriss.

“It will be Saturday, Tuesday soon so they’re coming thick and fast and hopefully we can get a run together.”