SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher will not allow his side to ease off during the remainder of the season.

The 11th placed Shrimpers head to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night sitting eight points above the relegation zone and 10 points below the play-offs with six games to go.

But Maher remains eager to finish the campaign strongly.

“We want to win as many games as possible and that starts against Solihull,” said Maher.

“It’s still so tight in the league below us that we need to keep on picking up points.

“Everyone needs to perform and we won’t let up in terms of standards and what we expect from people.

“If you don’t perform there are people waiting to take your shirt now.”

Blues head to the ARMCO Arena unbeaten in their past 10 games.

But Maher is expecting a tough test against Solihull who sit fourth in the National League standings.

“The job Andy (Whing) has done there has been very, very good since he came in,” said Maher.

“They’re up there in the play-offs but of course we wouldn’t be far off with without the deduction.

“It’s a game we’re looking forward to and they’re a good side so we will have to perform well to take something from it.

“I know they have one or two injury problems themselves but I think all teams do at this stage of the season.”

Tonight’s match was hastily rearranged by the National League after the two teams had agreed to schedule the rearranged fixture later on in the season.

And Maher is saddened supporters may well be forced to miss out on the game.

"We’ll be ready but it’s short notice for the fans," said Maher.

"I know we’ll still  take a good crowd but some will miss out because of the late scheduling which is disappointing for them.