Gary Deegan has revealed he wants to stay at Southend as talks continue about his future.
Phil Brown admitted Southend made it hard for themselves before making it three league wins in a row with a 2-1 victory at Tranmere.
Southend made it three League 2 wins in a row following a 2-1 victory at Tranmere.
Southend have revealed they are in talks with midfielder Gary Deegan over a new contract.
David Worrall's third goal in five games secured Southend a 1-0 win against rock-bottom Hartlepool at Roots Hall.
Phil Brown had no complaints at Southend being dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league club Chester, who were 2-1 winners at Roots Hall.
Non-League Conference outfit Chester deservedly saw off League Two Southend 2-1 at Roots Hall.
Boss Phil Brown has challenged his Southend players to return to last year's defensive standards after their 2-1 win at Mansfield.
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