SOUTHEND United manager Mark Molesley still feels more teams can be dragged into the League Two relegation fight.

The Shrimpers, who head to Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday, are currently battling both Barrow and Grimsby Town to stay up.

But Molesley believes there is time for other sides to be dragged into danger.

“There’s plenty of football still to be played and we want to be looking up the table to catch people and to put pressure on them too,” said the Blues boss.

“We don’t look too far ahead though, it’s about the next game and taking care of our own business.

“But the aim is definitely to catch the others and try to get a few more involved.”

Blues now sit bottom of the League Two table, two points behind Barrow who sit immediately above the drop zone.

But Molesley has taken heart from the Shrimpers’ recent displays.

“I think we’ve looked solid and hard to beat but we’ve got to push on now, make more of our opportunities and create more opportunities too," said the Shrimpers boss.

“We’ve shown we’re a match for the so called better teams in the League and we’ve got to do that against Forest Green again now.

“We’ve more than matched the top teams lately but we’re maybe lacking that killer instinct at the moment in front of goal.

“But we certainly have the players and the potential to produce those moments.”

However, Molesley knows Blues will need to be at their best to challenge a Forest Green side who currently sit second in the standings.

“We will certainly have to be solid and organised again against an excellent Forest Green side,” said Molesley.

“They play free-flowing football and have a lot of gifted footballers.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re on our toes but at the same time we need to put our game onto them.”

Forest Green head into the game on the back of three successive wins. And Molesley knows Mark Cooper’s side will be dangerous in possession.

“They will be similar to Bolton in style,” said Molesley.

“They’re a possession based team who use the ball well and can hurt you if you give them too much time. They’re well put together and have an experienced manager.

“They play very attractive football and it will certainly be a tough challenge.

“But we can be buoyed by how we’ve dealt with the last few tough challenges we’ve faced away from home.”