LEON Imber is the latest Southend United fan to have his say on Blues.

If there’s anything Shrimpers fans have learnt from the current campaign, it’s that good times should very much be cherished as negatives seem to be constantly looming.

Such was the case as the elation from the terrific 2-1 win over Accrington was cut short by the announcement of key striker Tom Hopper’s imminent departure from Roots Hall.

Although this is a huge blow for the survival hopes, surely the realistic element of Southend fans’ brains must be saying that this move was probably best for all parties.

The summer of 2020 could have seen the former Leicester City striker escaping for free and so to get a fair sum for him at this point where relegation looms so large, it is from a business perspective the wisest move for the club.

It really would be a huge shame to focus on negatives after a great victory against Accrington, which actually highlighted many of the recent positives on the field. Charlie Kelman scored yet again to take him level with Stephen Humphrys as top scorer this season.

His return to fitness is a big boost and if the 18-year-old is to continue to score goals as fine as his finish at the Wham Stadium, there is no reason why Sol Campbell’s side can’t make a fight for survival. Campbell has clearly had a huge effect on the squad highlighted by the fact that his side haven’t lost so far this calendar year.

This is a major achievement considering how common defeats were a few months previously.

It is unfair to expect Campbell to lead this side to safety this season, with the squad he inherited he has already achieved a great amount.

It’s clear that many things aren’t in his control and he can only work with the resources given to him; whether blues fans like it or not, for now we must stick by and support everything the management team do.

This side have learnt to fight and if the level of commitment and effort maintains how it has been for the beginning part of this year, there won’t be too many complaints if likely relegation comes into fruition.