SOUTHEND United manager Sol Campbell has vowed to fight on as Shrimpers boss - despite seeming to become frustrated in the role.

Campbell has been unable to add to his Blues squad during the transfer window and has seen seven players heading out in the opposite direction.

But the former England international remains determined to put things right at Roots Hall.

“I’m up for the fight and I’ll keep on going,” said Campbell.

“It’s just a shame we can’t get people in.

“I’m here and I love the game and love being a manager but it’s not always easy.

“You have to find a work to make it work but it’s not normal when you’re on the coach and another player goes.

“It’s not straight-forward and it’s not normal but I have to keep re-jigging.”

The Shrimpers - who are second from bottom in the League One standings - have until Friday night to bolster their squad.

But Campbell has been left frustrated by Blues’ pursuits of new players so far.

“I’ve tried to make signings but I can’t do anything,” said the 45-year-old.

“I’m stuck really and nothing is moving.

“I can’t move on anything.

“There are restrictions and there are players who could potentially go.

“It’s a predicament but I have to get on with it.

“I have to forget what’s happening above me and try to pick a team.

“I can’t do anything.

“I just have to see who is training on Friday and then pick a team from there.”

Blues, who were beaten 3-1 at Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night, are 15 points from safety and seem destined to be back in League Two next season.

But Campbell is fearful more players may leave before the window closes.

“You’re guess is as good as mine,” said Campbell when asked if there could be more departures.

“There are probably offers on the table but it’s whether they’re enough money for them to move on.

"But I’m not in control of any of this.

“There are other things that trump my situation.

"There’s a whole process and everyone has to say yes but that process isn’t even happening. “