Southend new boss Sol Campbell has sent his message to the fans following his appointment as the club's head coach.
Campbell was appointed as the Southend coach until the 2021/22 season, replacing Kevin Bond who left the club after six consecutive league defeats at the start of the campaign. The League One side is eight points from safety and the new boss is convinced he can help the club retain its status. With 32 matches remaining, the Arsenal legend believes the Shrimpers can stay up.
"My job is to make sure the guys realize there are enough games to get ourselves out of this situation," he said in a press conference.
We need to give teams more problems and go for it. We've got to overachieve now. We've got a deficit and we need to close that. Instead of being on the back foot we need to be on the front foot in games.
"We've got enough games to get out of this situation but it has to start now because time is precious. My remit is to get these guys working together.
The 45-year-old has been without a club since leaving Sky Bet League Two side Macclesfield Town by mutual consent in August.