SIX Sky Sports pundits have tipped Southend United to get relegated this season.

The Shrimpers dropped into the bottom four following Rochdale’s win at Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

And ex professionals Scott Minto, Danny Higginbotham, David Prutton, Don Goodman, Andy Hinchcliffe and Keith Andrews think Blues will not work their way out of danger.

Ex Chelsea defender Minto told the Sky Sports website: “Southend, Walsall, Rochdale, Bradford.

“Honestly I have no idea apart from Bradford! It is so tight. I think Gareth Ainsworth will keep Wycombe up and Walsall and Southend are on terrible runs right now.

Higginbotham, who played for Manchester United and Derby County in his playing career chose Rochdale, AFC Wimbledon, Southend and Bradford for the drop while ex Nottingham Forest midfielder Prutton went for Southend, Walsall, Rochdale and Bradford.

And former Wolves striker Goodman also thinks the Shrimpers will be in League Two next season.

He said: Southend, Wycombe, Walsall and Bradford. I think Wycombe and Southend's poor runs could see them dragged into it.

“But calling the League One relegation battle this season is an impossible task!”

Former England and Everton defender Hinchcliffe went for Southend, AFC Wimbledon, Rochdale and Bradford while former Wolves midfielder Andrews feels Wycombe, Walsall, Southend and Bradford will go down.