SOUTHEND United defender Harry Taylor has his sights set on two maximums.

The Blues centre-back is keen to help Kevin Maher’s side win the remainder of their matches this season, starting with Friday's encounter at Ebbsfleet United.

But he is also looking to end the taunts of his darts playing team-mates by scoring his first ever 180.

“I got close the other day,” said Taylor.

“I hit two treble 20s and then treble one in front of everyone which was gutting.

“I still get hammered every day for not hitting it.

“It’s me, Bridgey (Jack Bridge), Gussy, (Scott-Morriss), Ralphy (Nathan Ralph), Cokes (Oli Coker), Wes (Fonguck) who play most and a few more jump in.

“It’s good fun after training but getting that 180 definitely has to be a target before the end of the season.”

Football, of course, remains the priority for the Shrimpers.

And Taylor was delighted to return from a hamstring injury in Tuesday night’s impressive 3-0 win at Solihull Moors.

“It was good,” said Taylor.

“I think it’s been about six or seven weeks so it was good to be back out there.

“The win and the clean sheet, being a defender, made it even better.”

Taylor’s start was his first since suffering the injury against Gateshead at the start of February.

And the 26-year-old found it tough going on the sidelines.

“It’s been tough but John (Gowens) and Stef (Russo) have done well to get me back and I felt fit,” said Taylor.

“We had the game against Orient which was good and I felt ready to play.”

Taylor will now be looking for more of the same against Ebbsfleet tomorrow afternoon as Blues aim to make it 12 games without defeat.

And he is again excited to be playing in front of a sold out away allocation for Shrimpers supporters.

“Home and away you really can’t credit the fans enough,” said Taylor.

“They come in their numbers and make good noise.

“It’s a pleasure to play in front of them and hopefully we can get the points on the board for them.

“We want to get as many as we can before the end of the season.”

And Taylor does not mind where he plays to help make that happen.

The former Barnet man has lined up on the right hand side of a back three for the majority of the season having played in midfield last term.

But when asked if he now regards himself as a defender, Taylor said: “I still see myself as a versatile player but I do really enjoy that right sided centre half or left side.

“I think it plays to my qualities defending one v one and stepping forward sometimes but I’m still open to playing other positions too.”