SOUTHEND United manager Sol Campbell wants the season to finish – but is unsure how it can happen.

The EFL have opted to suspend all competitions indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But Campbell remains keen for the campaign to be completed, even though that is certain to mean the Shrimpers are relegated from League One.

“I want to finish the League but it’s how we do it,” said the Blues boss.

“It poses a lot of question about health.

“We all want to finish the season and you don’t know what law suits might come around if we don’t.

“But for me it’s about making sure everyone is OK.”

The Shrimpers – who sit second from bottom in League One – have not played since beating Bristol Rovers 3-1 at the start of March.

But Campbell does not feel returning to play behind closed doors will be the answer.

“Even if we play behind closed doors you would still have 50 or 60 people there,” said the former England international.

“Do you want them to be guinea pigs?

“Maybe if every club has a containment area and you literally lock down for two months to play football to finish the season with no-one going in and no-one going out you could look at it.

“But everyone will go home and come back again.”

And Campbell feels there is no easy decision on how to end the season.

“It’s a tough one because there’s sponsors and positions to be decided too,” said Campbell.

“There’s promotion, relegation and play-offs so it’s a difficult one.

“Only a few clubs have accommodation at their training grounds and if you’re going to get a hotel who is going to pay for that for two months.

“It’s really difficult to know how to play the games.”

However, Campbell cannot see next season starting until much later in the year.

“I think you’re looking at the first week of October and then you change it after the World Cup,” he added.

>Sol Campbell was speaking on 'Colin Murray's 52 podcast, sponsored by Grosvenor Casinos'.