Southend United are preparing to take on Premier League Hull in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Paul Sturrock has changed his mind about to manage Southend in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley after he was sacked.
The Shrimpers are due to unveil Phil Brown as their new manager at a press conference this morning
Southend United have signed young Liverpool defender Jakub Sokolik on loan until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old could make his debut in tonight's visit to Scunthorpe United.
Czech centre-back Sokolik joined the Reds' academy from Baník Ostrava in 2009 and played for the Shrimpers in a friendly at Colchester United last week.
Sunderland defender John Egan has joined League Two side Southend United on loan for a month.
The centre-back has previously enjoyed temporary spells with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Bradford City.
The Shrimpers have brought in the 21-year-old following an injury to fellow loanee Cian Bolger, who has now returned to Bolton Wanderers.
“With Adam Thompson, Luke Prosser, Cian Bolger and Julian Bennett all out injured, we’ve moved as quickly as possible to bring in cover," manager Phil Brown told the club's official website.
“John is the type of defender I like to have in my side, and I’m sure he’ll fit straight in.
“He’s a no-nonsense type of defender but at the same time he can get the ball down and play out from the back."
Southend United have completed the permanent signing of on-loan Watford defender Adam Thompson for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old has impressed at Roots Hall since initially joining in August, and the Shrimpers reportedly had to beat off competition from other clubs to land his signature on a full time basis.
Northern Ireland international Thompson has penned an 18-month contract with the League Two promotion chasers.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Southend United and it’s the best I’ve ever felt in my career," he told the club's official website.
“I knew quite a while ago that I would be really interested in joining the club on a permanent basis so I’m delighted it has happened.
“It’s really important for my progression that I work as hard as I can to become a regular in the team and help Southend achieve promotion this season.”
Phil Brown was delighted at Southend's stroll into the fourth Round, where they will face former side Hull.
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Southend United striker Barry Corr has signed a new contract with the club.
The 28-year-old has ended speculation over his future by signing a two year extension at Roots Hall.
Corr hit 13 goals last season to help the Shrimpers to a mid-table finish in League Two.
Southend United striker Neil Harris has retired from football.
The 35-year-old has found it hard to recover from a knee injury sustained last season, and has now decided to call time on his career.
The former Cambridge City forward will be best remembered for his time at Millwall, where he netted an impressive 138 goals in two spells with the club.
Southend are at home to Plymouth on the the opening day of their League 2 season on August 3rd.
They play AFC Wimbledon away on Boxing Day and and Burton Albion at home on the final day of the season.
With Sir Alex Ferguson blowing the final whistle on his illustrious career at Old Trafford, Southend United have a unique record which now cannot be broken.
The Essex league Two side are the only British team Manchester United faced during Sir Alex's time in charge and didn't beat!
Southend played United in 2006 in the Carling Cup Fourth Round at Roots Hall, winning 1-0 thanks to a Freddy Eastwood strike.
Southend United's Bilel Mohsni is looking forward to his first trip to Wembley for the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.