MICHAEL Ogboin is set to make his Southend Manor debut tonight.

The striker has joined from Essex Senior League rivals Stansted and will go straight into the squad for the trip to high-flyers Takeley.

And Manor boss Michael Walther is pleased to have acquired the frontman’s services.

“We have got Michael coming in for his first game after signing him from Stansted,” said Walther, who took charge last month.

“I’m very pleased to have signed him.

“I know what Michael is capable of and if we get him in the right mindset and firing, he will scare a lot of teams.

“It’s a statement signing because he is a proven striker at this level.”

Manor will make the trip to Takeley having seen their 100 per cent winning run since Walther’s appointment come to an end at the weekend.

A 2-0 defeat, which included a missed penalty from Andre Spencer, to Redbridge means Manor will be looking to bounce back.

“The boys battled right until the final whistle, which is really good because a lot of teams allow their heads to drop,” added Walther.

“There was no negativity from the boys and I think you learn a lot more about your players when you lose.

“The main disappointing aspect for me was the missed penalty because Fahad Nyanja was down to take it but he gave it to Andre.

“It was a poor penalty and I took them both off afterwards because Fahad should have taken it and it was a key moment in the game.”