SEVEN Southend United players will today discover if they are to be handed new contracts by the Shrimpers. 

Defenders John White and Joe Shaughnessy, midfielders Luke Hyam and Sam Mantom and wingers Sam Barratt and Stephen McLaughlin are all out of contract this summer along with striker Theo Robinson. 

But many have yet to be told whether or not they will be remaining at Roots Hall. 

Centre-back White is the longest serving Blues player having joined on a permanent basis in 2013 and made 241 appearances.

However, White has broken his arm three times in the space of just 10 months and made just nine starts last term.

Fellow defender Shaughnessy joined the Shrimpers last summer but also endured an injury ravaged campaign at Roots Hall which restricted him to 19 starts.

Further forward, Mantom made 25 starts in midfield last term but was left out towards the end of the campaign as another appearance would have triggered a clause which extended his contract.

Mantom joined Blues on a permanent basis in 2018 and has made 81 appearances for the club.

However, Hyam was far less involved last season and made just three starts after an extended spell on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old joined Blues in July 2018 but has been able to make just 28 appearances.

Winger Barratt also joined in 2018 but suffered a cruciate ligament injury shortly after signing.

As a result, the winger has played just 10 times for the Shrimpers, nine of which were last season.

Another winger, McLaughlin, featured far more regularly and made 31 starts last term.

The 30-year-old Irishman joined in 2015 and has appeared 185 times for the club but he has yet to find out if he will get a new deal.

Robinson has been with Blues, on a permanent basis since January 2017 but ended last season on loan at Colchester United.

In total, the 31-year-old has scored 20 goals in 104 appearances for the Shrimpers.