STEPHEN McLaughlin is keen to stay on the right track for Southend United.

The 27-year-old has shone for the Shrimpers since swapping wings.

And McLaughlin - who has played a part in six of Blues’ last seven goals - is enjoying his new role.

“I’ve played on the right hand side before and I’m enjoying being back there,” said the Irishman, who has previously been used on the left flank.

“It’s the first time I have done it since playing in England but it’s good because I can cut in onto my left foot and also have JD (Jason Demetriou) available on the overlap at all times.

“I’m happy playing there but I’m happy playing anywhere to be honest and I’m pleased to be able to help the team.”

McLaughlin won the penalty which helped the Shrimpers secure a 1-0 win at Peterborough United on Saturday.

The triumph made it two victories in a row for Chris Powell’s side and the winger has now set his sights on securing more success against table-topping Wigan Athletic this weekend.

“Wigan are a strong side but they won’t be looking forward to coming to Roots Hall,” said McLaughlin.

“They will have looked at our last two performances and results and they will be nervous about coming here.

“But we’re looking forward to the game and we want to make it three wins in a row.”

Blues’ 1-0 victory at Peterborough came seven days after the Shrimpers had seen off Scunthorpe United 3-2 at Roots Hall.

And McLaughlin believes the team’s togetherness has played a huge part in their back-to-back wins.

“I think you can see a mile off how together we all are,” said McLaughlin.

“You could see it from the way we had to dig in during the second half at Peterborough and I think you could see it in the way we all celebrated too.

“Hopefully we can be celebrating after the final whistle again on Saturday, but we know it’s going to be another very difficult game.”

Wigan are currently two points clear at the top of the League One table and have not been beaten in their last 15 games.

The Shrimpers are now 15th.