MARK Molesley has more options than ever before at Southend United.

Brandon Goodship, Greg Halford and Jacob Mellis all failed to make the Shrimpers’ squad for Saturday’s match with Bolton Wanderers.

And Molesley felt that showed the strength of his squad.

“It’s an indication of how many options we have now,” said Molesley, explaining why the three players missed out.

“We picked a squad we felt would get the job done and we came agonisingly short due to a freak moment.

“But competition for places is good and everyone has to be on it when they play.”

The Shrimpers return to action at Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday.