SOUTHEND United striker Stephen Humphrys feels football should not be considering any kind of comeback.

The Shrimpers have not played since the start of March due to the coronavirus pandemic but the Premier League still remains keen to make a return.

However, Humphrys does not believe it is the right time to resume.

“I have invested interests in this but let’s be honest footballers are non essential,” said Humphrys.

“Football returning shouldn’t be discussed until the number of deaths per day drops hugely.

“NHS staff members and other key workers need protecting.

"Both my sisters are front line NHS workers. 

"They are the ones who need regular testing and protection, not footballers. 

“Football is a game and health is life.”

Blues are still due to play another nine games this season.