NILE Ranger is still on the radar of Southend United.

The striker revealed earlier this week that he was willing to return to Roots Hall for free.

And Blues chairman Ron Martin revealed Ranger also met with manager Sol Campbell during January.

"Nile stays in touch and had met Sol in January," said Martin.

"He is therefore on Sol’s radar but for the moment that is as far as it has gone."

Ranger scored 10 goals in 49 games before having his contract terminated in January 2018.