SOUTHEND United striker Danny Waldron is preparing for his own local derby at Solihull Moors tonight.

Waldron hails from nearby Birmingham and will be supported by a number of familiar faces at the ARMCO Arena this evening.

“There should be more people who support me there,” said Waldron.

“My friends and family will be there because it’s not too far from where I’m from.

“It will be good and hopefully I can get a goal to help us get a good result.”

The Shrimpers head into the game unbeaten in their last 10 outings.

However, five of their previous six games have ended in draws.

And Waldron is eager to get back to winning ways “We just need to try and turn these draws into wins now,” said Waldron.

“Saturday against Woking was a scrappy game and you have to try and feed off those scraps.

“There wasn’t a lot to be fed off but hopefully we can more chances tomorrow and we put them away.”

But Waldron expects the fourth placed Moors to be difficult to beat.

“It’s a tough game against a team in the play-offs,” said the striker.

“No games are easy at this level but it’s going to even tougher, especially away from home.

“We will have to be at our best and better than Saturday to get something out of the game.”

Blues failed to create too many goalscoring opportunities during the dour 0-0 draw with Woking.

But Waldron remains determined to add to the two goals he has scored since signing from Rushall Olympic in January.

“As a striker you just want to score as much as you can,” said Waldron.

“A lot of it so far has been getting up to speed with the fitness and full time training for me but I want to score as many as I can.

“I’m happy with two that I’ve got but I want to keep building and see how many I can get.”

That quest will continue this evening but Waldron now feels settled in with the Shrimpers.

And he enjoys staying in the same hotel as his team-mates.

“I’m at the hotel with the other players so it’s quite easy to settle in,” said Waldron.

“Next year I need to sort out a place to be in permanently but it’s been good.

“(Marcus) Dackers is in there, Deon (Woodman) too, Cav(Miley) does every now and then and so does Woody (Jack Wood) so you never feel like you’re on your own.”