SOUTHEND United are 3/1 to be relegated from League One next season.

The Shrimpers avoided relegation on the final day of the previous campaign when Stephen Humphrys’ late winner handed them a season saving win against Sunderland at Roots Hall.

But bookmakers feel Blues could be set for another season of struggle.

Bury are the 4/11 favourites to be relegated next term while Bolton Wanderers, who will start the campaign with a 12 points deduction, are the second favourites at 7/4.

However, Blues are the next favourites to go down at 3/1 along with Accrington Stanley ,AFC Wimbledon, Rochdale, Wycombe Wanderers and Tranmere Rovers.

The Shrimpers are 16/1 to win promotion with Sunderland the 11/8 favourites to win the League.