HARRY Redknapp says he will be Southend United’s biggest supporter for the remainder of the season.

Redknapp, who has worked closely with new Blues boss Kevin Bond throughout his managerial career, was at the Shrimpers’ Boots & Laces training ground yesterday afternoon.

And the former Tottenham Hotspur chief exclusively told Echosport he is desperate for the Shrimpers to stay up.

“For the last six games I’m going to be the biggest Southend fan and I’ll be looking at their results first before anyone else,” said Redknapp.

“I’ll be going to the Fleetwood game on Saturday even though it’s the other side of the world to me and I want them to do well.

“It’s a good club with great potential and a good chairman and Kevin is an outstanding coach and manager.

“I want them to do well but it’s going to be tough.”

The Shrimpers have gone 12 games without a win and currently sit 20th in the League One standings, above the relegation zone on goal difference.

The loss of form led to Bond replacing Powell in charge at Roots Hall earlier this week.

And Redknapp is certain Blues have made the right appointment.

“Kevin is an outstanding coach and manager and he’s a great appointment for Southend,” said the 72-year-old who worked with Bond at Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR.

“I feel sorry for Chris Powell because he’s a great guy but he was slaughtered by the injuries.

“It’s a real scrap down there now with quite a few teams involved so it’s going to be a nervous time.”

But Redknapp feels Blues must turn around their stuttering home form to secure their League One status.

“I’ve looked at the fixtures and I think Southend will need to win their three remaining home games to stay up,” said Redknapp.

“It’s going to be tight but Southend are in good hands with Kevin in charge.”