GARY Waddock remains firmly focused on bringing the best out of Southend United - despite the uncertainty surrounding his future.

Sol Campbell remains in advanced talks to become Blues’ next boss.

But Waddock is only concentrating on matters on the pitch and tonight’s League One clash with Doncaster Rovers at Roots Hall.

“It’s out of the hands of me and the staff,” said Waddock.

“We just get on with it on a day-to-day basis and we aren’t going to change now.

“We’ve been professional throughout this process and we will continue to do the work we’ve been doing.

“We’ll keep doing that until we’re told otherwise.”

Waddock is likely to stay in charge for tonight’s clash and if he does he will have managed nine games - the same as Kevin Bond, who started the campaign as Blues’ boss.

Waddock guided the Shrimpers to a 1-1 draw at Tranmere Rovers on Friday night.

And the 57-year-old is now keen for the team to build on the positive performance.

“The consistency needs to be there and we have to make sure we take Friday’s performance into this game now,” said Waddock.

“We can’t play at that level and then all of a sudden just not turn up.”

However, Blues have yet to win at home so far this season, picking up just one point from six games.

And Waddock is keen to see an improvement at Roots Hall.

“We just haven’t got going at home at all this season,” said Waddock.

“But to perform in front of our own supporters is very important and we need a performance tonight.”

Doncaster - who are ninth in the table - have yet to win on their travels this term.

But Waddock feels Rovers will be a tough team to beat.

“Doncaster are a good side and they have good players at this level,” said Waddock.

“They’re a possession-based side who want to keep the ball and play through the thirds.

“We have to be very compact and solid and try to catch them when they’re being expansive.

“The players know what to expect and we have something in place which we can hopefully take onto the field of play.”

Blues have goalkeeper Mark Oxley available again after he missed Friday night's game at Tranmere Rovers due to personal reasons.

Elvis Bwomono is also free to feature despite going off injured at Prenton Park late on.