ROB Kiernan is set to leave Southend United.

Echosport understands the 29-year-old defender has been made an offer to play in the Orange County in America.

And Blues chairman Ron Martin confirmed he had met with the defender.

"Rob Kiernan has requested a compromise agreement so he can start a new life in America," said Martin.

"I met Rob yesterday to discuss his further and agree terms."

Kiernan - who was also on loan with Blues in 2013 - returned to Roots Hall on a permanent basis in 2017.

In total, Kiernan has made 49 appearances for the Shrimpers, scoring two goals.