SOUTHEND United midfielder Jason Demetriou has offered to take a wage cut to remain at Roots Hall.

Demetriou has been with the Shrimpers since 2016.

But the minutes from chairman Ron Martin's Q&A with Blues fans have revealed the 32-year-old would be willing to be paid less money to extend his stay.

The minutes read: "JD went to Ron and said he would love to stay at the club longer and would be prepared to renegotiate his contract to include a reduction and an additional year (those discussions have not yet progressed) and combine his playing with some coaching.

"Ron said that he wouldn’t do that right now as it wasn’t the right time but appreciated the offer from JD and it just goes to show how much JD wants to stay at the club and help out, which Ron loved.

"He said “that’s JD all over”.

Demetriou captained Blues on his return to action against against Morecambe on Saturday and has made 140 appearances for the club.