SOUTHEND United are hopeful of adding to their squad this week.

And Echosport understands the Shrimpers are in talks to sign a winger from a League Two club.

Blues boss Mark Molesley is looking to bolster his options after starting the season with five successive defeats.

And chairman Ron Martin told supporters, in an question and answer session, that 'a further midfielder will be signed on a permanent contract this week.'

However, the player in question is believed to play out wide.

The Shrimpers have Terrell Egbri available to play on the flanks along with Jordan Green but the on loan Barnsley winger went off injured against Morecambe on Saturday.