SOUTHEND United are keen to bring in a League One striker on loan, Echosport understands.

The Shrimpers have held talks with the club in question and are keen to bolster their attacking options after enduring a poor start to the season.

Blues are 19th in the National League standings after six games without a win.

Phil Brown’s side are not back in until the start of October when they head to Solihull Moors.

And by then the Shrimpers could have brought in their striking target who spent time on loan in the National League last season.