KEVIN Bond is under mounting pressure at Southend United.

The Shrimpers have been beaten in their opening five League games for the first time in their history and were also seen off 4-1 by MK Dons in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

And Echosport understands Bond’s position at the club is now under real scrutiny by the Roots Hall hierarchy.

Blues chairman Ron Martin was not available for comment yesterday but an Echosport poll, which attracted more than 2,000 votes, saw 87 per cent of fans wanting Bond to be dismissed.

The 62-year-old former Bournemouth boss was appointed on a permanent basis in the summer and signed a two-year deal after taking charge of the final six games of the previous campaign.