Tilson fears for Freddy
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Tilson fears the offers will be flooding in for Freddy Eastwood in January.
Southend boss Steve Tilson fears the offers will be flooding in for Freddy Eastwood following his winner against Manchester United.
The Red Devils were unceremoniously dumped out of the Carling Cup on Tuesday evening thanks to Eastwood's superb free-kick at Roots Hall.
Tilson has revealed scouts have been coming to watch The Shrimpers' star striker all season and that Derby even bid for his services earlier in the year.
The Southend boss believes more teams will be coming to watch him in future, although it will be down to chairman Ron Martin whether Eastwood leaves.
"If Freddy keeps banging goals in then teams are going to keep coming and watching him," said Tilson.
"Freddy is a big part of our plans. Really in truth it's not up to me if we sell him or not, that's down to the chairman.
"Discussions between myself and the chairman will happen before January. I'm sure there will be offers.
"We had an offer from Derby earlier on in the year which was nowhere near what I feel he's worth.
"If Freddy did go, how do we replace him? At the end of the day the chairman has the final word on it."