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 fans favourite Freddie Eastwood signs two-year-deal with Roots Hall outfit.
Southend United's winger Ryan Hall has joined Leeds on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The 24-year-old has teamed back up with Leeds manager Neil Warnock, his manager at former club Crystal Palace, initially on loan until January.
Southend United will have to spend at least another season in League Two after losing to Crewe, on aggregate, in their play-off semi final last night.
Paul Sturrock's men were up against it from the start with a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to overturn.
Ajay Leitch-Smith put the visitors in front (2-0 on aggregate) only for Neil Harris to hit back for United in the second half.
Seventeen-year-old Max Clayton scored the goal that put Crewe through in the 86th minute.
Southend scored a consolation goal through Chris Barker in the 88th minute, but they couldn't add to their total.
Crewe face either Cheltenham or Torquay in the final.