SOUTHEND United's future will face further scrutiny at the High Court today.

The Shrimpers have settled the winding up petition with Stewarts Law ahead of this morning's hearing.

But the case with former sponsors PG Site Services still remains active.

A representative from the company has told the Echo they have now taken over petition which will be heard today.

However, they are believed to have agreed to delay in proceedings with further steps for a period to enable the sale of the club to proceed.

The hearing comes just two days after the National League confirmed the club must post a bond of £1million to prove they can fulfil their fixtures next season if the consortium do not quickly take charge.

And supporters continue to fear the worst.

Lifelong fan John Murray said: "Honestly it's just a rollercoaster and it's becoming too much to take.

"I don't know what to make of it all anymore.

"We've had so many days in court that you can almost become a bit blase about it.

"But one day you fear one court case could be the last one and I just hope that isn't tomorrow, especially with the consortium trying so hard to get everything done."

The consortium have now pumped almost £4million into the club and are now trying to complete their takeover without waiting for heads of terms to be agreed for the Fossetts Farm deal.