SOUTHEND United are still in talks with at least a trio of candidates to be their next manager.

The Shrimpers have yet to replace Sol Campbell who left Roots Hall at the end of June.

And Blues' under 23 coach Craig Fagan is the bookmakers' favourite to take his place.

Fagan has been with the club since the start of last season and has impressed working with the club's young players.

However, Barnet boss Darren Currie is also still contention to be the next Shrimpers boss.

Currie led Blues into the National League play-offs last season and is believed to be interested in taking control of the club.

But Steve Tilson - who bossed Blues between 2003 and 2010 - remains another contender.

Tilson won two promotions while in charge of the Shrimpers and has managed Lincoln City and Canvey Island since leaving.