SOUTHEND United right-back Elvis Bwomono is keen to remain on the front foot when the Shrimpers visit Lincoln City this weekend.

Bwomono produced a man of the match display to help the Shrimpers see off Stevenage in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

And the 20-year-old is now seeking more of the same against the Imps.

“We know all about Lincoln and that they’re a good team so we know it will be tough but we’re going there on a high now,” said Bwomono.

“We were all really pleased with the win against Stevenage and coming back from a goal behind to win because we haven’t done that for a while.”

Blues last fought back from a goal behind to win a game against Burton Albion last October.

But Bwomono played a key part in the latest comeback success as he recorded his first senior assist for the Shrimpers as his fine right wing cross was headed home by Charlie Kelman.

And the youngster is pleased the work he is putting in to improve the attacking side of his game is starting to pay off.

“I’ve been working on the attacking side of things so it was nice to create the goal for Charlie, especially as he’s a good friend of mine,” said Bwomono.

“I think now I’ve played a few games I also have the confidence to try things and hopefully I can continue to help with the attacks while obviously continuing with my defensive work.”

Kelman soon added a second goal to secure victory for the Shrimpers.

And Bwomono is certain more young players will soon start to shine for Blues.

“With the youth system the club have in place here, young players will always keep coming through,” said Bwomono.

“Charlie has shown he’s a good player but there are a lot more in the academy who are coming through, which is great.”

Goalkeeper Nathan Bishop also came through the youth ranks with Blues while winger Isaac Hutchinson joined as an under-23 player after his release from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The young duo also started against Stevenage but Bwomono is now determined to build on the victory.

“The first couple of games had been frustrating for us but we’ve got the win now and we want that to kick start things for us,” said the youngster.

“Lincoln have started the season well and we know they have some good players but so do we.

“We’re looking forward to going there.”

The clash will also see Blues facing another product of their own youth system with Jack Payne now lining up for Lincoln City.

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