JOE Shaughnessy is facing an uncertain future at Southend United.

The 27-year-old triggered a further year in his Shrimpers contract after making 21 appearances last season.

But Blues chairman Ron Martin has revealed the centre-back had asked to leave Roots Hall.

“The player triggered a further year but the club was approached as to whether we would agree a release,” said Martin.

“At present those arrangements are not finalised."

The Shrimpers have already confirmed the departures of midfield duo Luke Hyam and Sam Mantom.