KEVIN Bond will not be setting Southend United a points survival target.

The out of form Shrimpers, who host Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, are currently 21st in the League One standings with 43 points to their name.

But Bond will not get caught up in predicting how many wins Blues may need to stay up.

“I don’t know how many points we need to stay up and I don’t want to know,” said Bond.

“People are telling and texting me what we need to do but I’m not interested.

“I don’t want to hear it.

“Every year at every club I’ve looked at everyone’s games and predicted all the points and I’ve never been right.

“I won’t do it again because it’s all hypothetical.

“I just want to win on Saturday and then win again to get us up the table.”

And Bond will also not be spending too much time looking at the League One standings.

“I look at the results but do I look at the league table? No,” said the former Bournemouth boss.

“I can’t alter that.

“All I can do is try and alter our results to improve it so that’s what I’m focusing on.”

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

But Bond is keen to avoid putting too much pressure on tomorrow’s match against a Wycombe side who sit just above Blues in the table.

“We can’t start labelling it because there’s no need for that,” said Bond.

“I couldn’t think about Wycombe until the Fleetwood game was finished and I won’t think about whoever it is we have next until the Wycombe game is finished.

“All of our focus and effort is on the next game and that’s the way it has to be.

“It’s about application, determination and effort because without them you won’t win.”

However, Bond is also fully aware the Chairboys will be tough to beat in his first home game in charge of the Shrimpers.

“It’s going to be one almighty battle,” said Bond.

“I’ve seen Wycombe and they were tremendously committed.

“They gave everything they’ve got and because of that the supporters stayed with them.

“They kept going right until the end so they’re fighters.

“They’ve found it difficult to win lately, just like we have, but they’re a danger.

“We will need to match them in the basics otherwise we’ll definitely come up short.”