BARRY Corr secured Southend United a 1-0 win over Lincoln City on Saturday and then insisted he was the man to bag 20 goals for Blues this season.

Many critics believe Paul Sturrock’s new-look side lack the firepower to push for promotion this season.

But Corr, who has already scored five times this term, is confident he can continue to hit the back of the net on a regular basis.

“People keep saying we need a 20-goal-a-season striker but I think well I’m here and I can do that,” said the 25-year-old.

“I’ve had a lot of injuries in the past which have stopped me and last season wasn’t great for me either.

“I think I was probably at the wrong club but I’m back with Paul Sturrock now and he plays the game the way I like to play, so I’m confident of scoring goals.

“The manager has also set me a target of 20 goals and that’s certainly what I’m aiming for too.”

Corr’s most prolific season in the English game came last year with Exeter City when he netted six goals.

But he has been in fine form for Blues so far and has now scored three times in his last four outings.

His early header on Saturday pushed Southend up to 11th in the League Two table but Corr was still left suffering mixed emotions as injury brought his afternoon to a premature end just before the half-time break.

“I injured myself up towards my hip in the warm-up just taking a shot,” said Corr.

“It just got worse as the game went on, so to be cautious and to try and avoid being out for a long time I decided to come off early.

“I’ve never had an injury like this before, so I don’t know how bad it is.

“Tomorrow night’s game at Barnet in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy might come too soon for me I guess but I really don’t know.

“We will have to wait and see how it responds to the treatment.”