Are Southend United football club going to be another case of a small town side not surviving? The Shrimpers were relegated in a disastrous unfinished last season hardly winning a match. Previous manager, Sol Campbell resigned after being told there was no money to buy new players. Supporters are now being told the following:
SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley cannot add to his Shrimpers squad until the club’s transfer embargo is lifted.
Molesley, whose side were beaten 3-1 by West Ham United’s under 21 team in the EFL Trophy tonight, has brought in Jordan Green and Shaun Hobson since becoming Blues boss.
But, with 23 players now registered, Molesley cannot bring in any new players until the restrictions are eased.
“At the moment the squad size is at its maximum for the embargo rules,” said Molesley.
So far this season the team have not managed to win a match. They are plagued by winding up orders from the Inland Revenue and the long heralded new ground at Fossett’s farm seems as far away as ever. To add to their woes, Rochdale of all teams are trying to buy their star striker,
SOUTHEND United have rejected an improved offer from Rochdale for striker Stephen Humphrys,
The 22-year-old, who played the final 19 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Gillingham in the Carabao Cup, is believed to be keen on leaving Blues.
But the Roots Hall hierarchy remain keen on keeping him at the club and have opted to knock back another bid, the size of which is unknown at this stage.
Humphrys joined the Shrimpers from Fulham in January 2019 and has scored 10 goals in 34 appearances.
Add to this the falling attendances and ramshackle nature of their, Roots Hall ground and it seems the perfect recipe for disaster.
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