ROCHFORD Hundred Rugby Club have spoken out in support of Southend United.

Blues continue to face an uncertain future ahead of another crunch 24 hours.

And Rochford have released a public statement insisting they stand shoulder to shoulder to the club's concerned supporters.

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The statement said:  "Rochford Hundred Rugby Club stand with Southend United supporters in urging a swift resolution to complete the sale of the club to COSU (Custodians of Southend United).

"Southend United is a vital asset to the community, which has had a proud history of developing talent in the region, especially at youth level, which benefits all local sports clubs.

"Regardless of the difference between our game and football, we stand in union with those working to secure a future for the club.

The COSU have our full support in taking the club forward to a new era.