SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley wants Charlie Kelman to stay professional amid speculation surrounding the striker's future.

Queens Park Rangers have had an offer turned down for the 18-year-old striker.

But Molesley wants Kelman to keep giving his all along with Isaac Hutchinson who is closing in on a switch to Derby County.

"At the end of the transfer window there will always be a lot of noises that go on but we have to remain professional and so do they," said Molesley.

"They have to keep working hard for the football club until anything changes."

Kelman dropped to the bench for Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Morecambe at Roots Hall.

But Molesley feels the forward has a bright future in the game.

"Charlie is a great talent with huge potential," said Molesley.

"He’s another one contracted to the football club and until I’m told otherwise we will be working our hardest with him to help him and the team improve.