PHIL Brown admits ‘there is something wrong’ at Southend United.

The Shrimpers have now gone six National League games without a win.

And, when asked if the club had turned toxic, Brown said: “Toxic is a horrible word and it’s something which has been brought into the game of football.

“Someone has to win and someone has to lose.

“When you’re losing regularly people start to smell bad smells. “There’s nothing toxic about our changing room but there’s certainly something wrong where the club is concerned over a long period of three years now.”

But Brown remains eager to turn things around.

“We’ve got to stop this haemorrhaging,” said Brown.

“We’re bleeding before we’re even starting a game.

“That’s my job and I’ve got to bring in the right individuals who have the right character to turn this around.”