CHARLIE Kelman is firmly focused on improving Southend United’s fortunes and not the uncertainty surrounding his future.

The Shrimpers turned down six figure bids from both Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland on transfer deadline day.

But Kelman is happy to still be with Blues and has his sights set on firing Sol Campbell’s side to victory at Blackpool tomorrow.

“Having interest is nice but that’s not my concern,” said the 18-year-old.

“My concern is to finish the season with as many goals as I can and hopefully we can catch the teams above us.

“I also want to repay the faith of the manage, the staff and the fans.”

Kelman bagged his sixth goal of the season on Saturday’s 2-1 win against Lincoln City.

The striker now tops the Shrimpers’ scoring charts and feels he is being rewarded for his hard work on the training ground.

“I’ve been putting in the extra work to become sharper and more effective in front of goal,” said Kelman, who came through the ranks at Roots Hall.

“I’m just thankful to the staff for helping me and Craig (Fagan) for coming in early some days to help me. But I love scoring goals and it will never get boring.”

Kelman was one of 11 youth products to feature against Lincoln.

And the forward enjoyed being surrounded by his fellow youngsters.

“It was good and every one of the young ones held their own and proved why they should be playing for the club,” said Kelman.

“But football’s about being consistent and now hopefully we can all push on together. Blackpool haven’t had the best run of form in the last six games but they will be looking to turn that around at home. It will be a scrap but it will be another good experience and hopefully a chance to get us closer to the teams above us.”