SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown admits he is fearing for his future following a 1-0 defeat at Torquay United.

The Shrimpers now sit 19th in the National League standings following their third successive setback.

And, when asked if he was concerned about staying in place, Brown said: “Absolutely.

“You always fear for your future in every game of football and if you’ve lost three on the bounce when you’re expecting to win three on the bounce it’s a big difference.

“It’s been a bad week but we’ve got a couple of weeks to dust ourselves down now and hopefully bring in a couple of new players.”

And Brown has to chairman Ron Martin about strengthening his Shrimpers squad.

“We’ve spoken about bringing players in and finding out what the issue is,” said Brown.

“I think its character and we’ve got to fight to get out of the position we’re in.”