Blues troubles deepen as PFA confirm Friday meeting

TROUBLED Sky Bet League One outfit, Southend United, will be meeting with the Professional Footballers’ Association concerning the non-payment of salaries to players, staff and some of the coaches

It was reported earlier this week that some members of the struggling Blues squad – who have won only one league match all season – had not been paid, with Chairman, Ron Martin, telling TalkSport that there was a shortfall in accounts just before Christmas and suggested that it wasn’t an issue.

This evening, BBC Essex Sport reported that the meeting will take place with the Blues players tomorrow to discuss the non-payment of wages for December.

The report added that the PFA are aware of issues at Roots Hall and are in constant dialogue with the club, the EFL and players.

BBC Essex also confirmed that the EFL had been in contact with them to say that they are in constant dialogue with their clubs and would seek to help them out of any difficulty in every possible way.

It is believed that club stewards are unhappy and have had issues regarding their payment.

The Blues are due to face Tranmere Rovers at Roots Hall Stadium in League One on Saturday (3pm).


Brian Jeeves

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