Changes need to be made at player level says under pressure Blues boss

Southend United boss Kevin Bond insisted he was not thinking about his position after the Blules sank to their sixth successive Sky Bet League One defeat of the season, leaving them without a point and above only Bolton in the table.

Facing the music after the 3-0 home drubbing by Rochdale, Bond admitted: “We gave away two goals in two minutes. That was the end of the day.”

He claimed: “I one hundred percent understand the fans’ frustrations. Chairman, Ron Martin has been no way other than supportive.”

The Blues coach added: “I’m not thinking of my position [at the football club], but that of Southend United, the result [today] and what we can do about it. I understand the question [regarding my position], but I can’t do anything about that.”

Bond revealed: “I’m not absolving myself of responsibility. But it is

[the poor form]

a legacy of the recent history at Southend United. I think there need to be changes at player level.”

“A lot of people have been here for a while. It’s similar to last season, and it’s almost becoming an acceptable situation. It’s not only a problem at Southend – it’s a similar situation at other clubs. It’s just my opinion.”

“Maybe, we’re not as good as I thought we were. I’m [also] not sure whether we were good enough last year. We only just avoided relegation. But, until we get a result, or a clean sheet, then nothing much is going to change.

“We are not good enough at the moment”.

Rowland Lyons