After an unexpectedly solid start to the season, Southend find themselves around the play-off positions in Sky Bet League One, and Phil Brown will be hoping his side can extend their good start and turn it into a serious promotion push.
One big question is whether he has the squad to do so.
Daniel Bentley is arguably one of the division’s best keepers and Ben Coker is an established full-back but one thing the defence lacks is pace. Jerome Binnom-Williams provided that last year but he has returned to Palace and since has been sent out on loan to high-flyers Burton Albion.
Ryan Leonard offers a range of qualities in the midfield and Myles Weston provides pace and tenacity on the wing, while David Mooney and Noel Hunt provide valuable experience and lethality up top.
The side is set out well but the defence can be caught out and Phil Brown will be hoping his side can be more prolific for the rest of the season, but early signs are good and Shrimpers fans couldn’t be happier.
Southend United fans….. What do you think? Can Southend United reach the play-offs this season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!