OLI Coker wants his striking instincts to add an extra dimension in to Southend United.

Coker scored twice in Tuesday night's impressive 3-0 win at Solihull Moors.

And the midfielder carried out the instructions of Blues' coaching staff by working his way into the opposition penalty area.

"The gaffer and the management team have been banging on about midfielders getting into the box and getting more goals so it was good to do that," said Coker.

"Both goals were pretty similar and I didn't really have to do much.

"I arrived late in the box and got tap ins so I can't complain."

Coker now has six goals in 20 starts for Blues this season and is the top scoring midfielder in Kevin Maher's squad. But the 21-year-old is no stranger to hitting the back of the net.

"When I was a bit younger I was always a striker," said Coker.

"I just never had the pace to stay up there so I kept dropping back.

"I've always had the knack of scoring really and hopefully they keep coming."

Coker's next chance will come at Ebbsfleet United tomorrow.

And he remains eager to keep on attacking.

"I want to keep getting in the right positions and keep scoring," said Coker.

"It was a good win on Tuesday and we couldn't really have asked for more than three points on the road.

"They're doing well this season but I thought we took it to them and got the three points."

However, Coker did admit Blues were forced to dig deep early on.

"It was a rough one and it took us a bit of time to settle into the game," said Coker.

"But after the first 20 minutes we grew into it and played our stuff.

"We know we've got to be brave on the ball and go from there."

The win made it 11 games unbeaten for the 10th placed Shrimpers. But Coker remains hungry for more.

"We want to keep going until the end of the season and it's a good building block for next season too," he added.