SOUTHEND United are being linked with a loan switch for Manchester United youngster Ethan Hamilton.

The 20-year-old midfielder scored four goals in 14 appearances while on loan at Rochdale last season.

But Blues boss Kevin Bond was unwilling to comment on the speculation.

"I won’t comment on any players and I won’t speculate," said Bond.

"We will do our business privately and if anything happens then we’ll say something.

"I don’t want to speculate on anyone coming in."