KEVIN Bond will not be walking away from Southend United.

The underfire Shrimpers boss heads into tomorrow’s clash with Rochdale at Roots Hall having lost all five of his League One matches so far this season.

But, despite the mounting pressure, Bond is determined to stay put and get Blues back on track.

“Everyone here is doing the best that they can,” said Bond.

“If I didn’t think they were then I would change something or I would go myself, I wouldn’t need anyone to tell me.

“If I didn’t think everyone was behind each other and if I didn’t think they were trying their best and giving their all then I would have to do something radical but I don’t think that’s the case.”

Never before have the Shrimpers started a season with five League defeats in succession.

But Bond still feels he has the backing of chairman Ron Martin.

“I’ve spoken to the chairman and he’s been fantastic with me all of the time I’ve been here,” said Bond.

“I feel when I speak to him that we’re all in this together. It’s not anybody in isolation, we’re in it as a group.

“I know at the end of the day I make the decisions but it doesn’t concern me.

“What concerns me is trying to get a result at the weekend, next Tuesday and then next Saturday.”

Blues, who were also beaten 4-1 by MK Dons in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, are the only club in League One yet to pick up a point this season.

And Bond feels Rochdale will be another stern test for the Shrimpers this weekend.

“Rochdale are a good footballing side,” said Bond.

“They’re a side I did meet last year and they’ve always had a reputation for playing good football with Keith Hill and the new manager who has done a great job.

“They’ve started the season well and they will be a dangerous side to play against.”