As the second week of pre-season comes to an end and Southend prepare to face Weymouth tonight, Harry Lennon is feeling in good condition and looking to push on.
It will be Blues' third game in six days coming off the back of a behind closed doors game against Reading and a game closer to home at Billericay.
And Lennon says each game they are getting fitter and learning the system that manager Kevin Bond wants to play.
“I’m feeling really good, it’s nice to be feeling fit,” he said.
“I’m training every day and I’ve played every game so far so I’m feeling good.
“When you have a couple of months off you lose it pretty quickly and it takes a few games to get back up to speed.
“The first couple of games are about that fitness and getting minutes under your belt but now we’ve got to start looking at the tactical side of the game and how we’re going to play and how we’re pressing, so from now on I think that’s what we’re going to be focussing on.
“We’ve worked on a couple of different formations but there’s one we’re going with a bit.
“Every day we’re working on how to press and how to play out from the back so it’s getting drummed into us pretty early.”
Lennon will be hoping his pre-season doesn’t go to waste like it did last season when he fractured his toe on the opening day of the season.
“I flew through pre-season last year and I was playing well, got myself into the starting eleven against Doncaster Rovers and then got that injury followed by another bad break," he added.
“There’s nothing I could have done about that. Hopefully this season I don’t get that bad luck.”
Blues will stay down in Dorset for five days and also play Exeter before travelling home.
And Lennon sees it as the perfect time for the three new signings to bed in.
“It will be tough, training every day, double sessions.
“It will be good for the new lads to be away along with the lads that have already been here.
“It’s good bonding time.”