SOUTHEND United boss Kevin Maher says his side have benefitted from having the best support in the country this season.

The Shrimpers look set to complete their National League season, against Rochdale, in front of a packed Roots Hall on Saturday.

And Maher believes there are no better fans in England.

"I'm sure we'll have another full house at Roots Hall," said Maher.

"The noise at Fylde on Saturday was brilliant and it was the same we had at Scunthorpe this time last year.

"They're the best fans in the country with the way we travel and support the players, they're unbelievable."

Blues have already sold more than 7,100 fans for this weekend's clash.