MIGUEL Comminges was thrilled to finally complete his first 90 minutes of the season to help Southend United see off Barnet 2-1 on Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old, who joined Blues on a free transfer during the January transfer window, has endured an injury ravaged campaign so far.

And he was therefore delighted the last the full game against the Bees.

“It was lovely to finally get 90 minutes because it's been a fair few months since that happened,” said Comminges.

“Hopefully I was able to help the team get a good result but I think I could now be aching for the next few days now.”

Comminges' only previous start for Southend came in their 3-2 defeat at home to Chesterfield in early January but he was taken off after just 45 minutes.

Since then he has worked hard on improving his fitness in the reserves and on the training ground and he is now feeling much sharper.

“My first start was hard because I hadn't played much and I was in a position I wasn't used to as well,” said Comminges, who figured on the right flank against the Spireites.

“After that I spoke to the manager and we worked out a way of trying to get me fitter.

“We agreed I should play a few games for the reserves and I do feel much better for having done that.

“I feel sharper and I'm ready to help the team to get more good results and hopefully a place in the play-offs.”

Comminges would now love to stay in the side for Saturday's home clash with Northampton Town.

But he could come under pressure from Kane Ferdinand if the youngster recovers from an ankle problem.

“I would like to play but if I'm on the bench again then that's up to the manager,” said Comminges.

“It's what is best for the team which is most important and trying to carry on this good run we've been on.”