SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley will again be having a look at a trio of free agents this week.

Strikers Nile Ranger and Jay Simpson are training with the Shrimpers along with winger Ricky Holmes.

And Molesley hinted he had been impressed by what he has seen so far. 

"There are a couple of people training with us at the moment we like the look of," said Molesley.

"We will have to see how the week pans out but I’m more than happy with what’s around me at the moment with the reaction and the character they’ve shown.

"But all it is is a week and we now have to make sure weeks turn into months and keep getting better."

Ranger has been unable to train for the past fortnight after suffering a calf problem but will be keen to secure a return to the Shrimpers who he left in January 2018.

Boyhood Blues fan Holmes has been without a club since leaving Northampton in January and told the Echo last month he would jump at the chance to join his hometown club.

Holmes, who was in the Shrimpers’ youth system at the start of his career, has gone on to make 320 senior appearances, scoring 60 goals.

The 33-year-old winger is now training at Blues alongside former Leyton Orient striker Simpson.

The 32-year-old has also lined up for Millwall, QPR and Hull City during his career which has seen him play in both the USA and Cyprus.

Simpson has 82 career goals to his name.