SOUTHEND United striker Stephen Humphrys feels he is heading to MK Dons on Saturday in the best form of his life.

The 22-year-old has netted five goals in his last five League games.

And Humphrys insists he has never felt better.

“I would say this is the best form I’ve ever been in,” said the forward.

“I’m confident and when I have the ball at my feet I feel like it will be hard to stop me.

“The way the fans have welcomed me has helped as has being here permanently, not on loan.

"It’s given me a new lease of life.

“But it’s getting the points that matters most this weekend.”

Blues head to MK Dons having picked up just one point from their opening eight League games.

And the game will again see Gary Waddock in charge as caretaker manager, who Humphrys is enjoying playing for.

"It's good with Gary and we've been back on the training ground working hard," said Humphrys.

"We had Wednesday off to recover but there was no more rest or recovery days after that, we were right back out there."

The Shrimpers have plenty to work on after conceding 24 goals in eight League games this term.

But Humphrys feels everyone must play their part in turning things around.

"We've scored six goals in two games and got one point which isn't really good enough but we have to stick together," said the 22-year-old.

"I still think once we get one win more will start to follow and we want the first one to be Saturday."