TIMOTHEE Dieng insists Southend United must keep fighting to end their desperate run of form.

The rock bottom Shrimpers have yet to win in 10 attempts so far this season and Dieng himself has tasted just one League victory since May 2019.

But Dieng is desperate for that to change, starting with tomorrow’s trip to Tranmere Rovers.

“It has been a hard year and a half for us but you have to keep working and keep fighting,” said Dieng.

“We have to improve and do our best to get a result.

“Giving up is not an option no matter how hard it is.

“We have to change this and get some momentum.

“We’ll go there on Saturday and do our best to win the game.

Tranmere, who were relegated alongside Blues last season, sit 17th in the League Two standings having triumphed just once in seven outings.

And Dieng is certain things will soon start to improve for the Shrimpers.

“We drew with them twice last year but now we want a win to lift us and we believe we can do it,” said the Frenchman.

“It will be a tough game and there are no easy games in this League, especially for us at the moment.

“But we will fight and do our best.”

Blues will be making the trip to Prenton Park with boss Mark Molesley still waiting to secure his first win.

However, Dieng feels the Shrimpers boss will get the club back on track.

“The staff are working very hard and they’re very motivated which is what we need,” said Dieng.

“They’re putting their mark on things and bringing in a style of play which can take time.

“I’m confident the results are coming.”