KEVIN Bond insists he will not quit as manager of Southend United.

Frustrated Shrimpers fans chanted for the under-fire boss to be dismissed during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Rochdale at Roots Hall.

But Bond – whose side have lost all six of their League One matches so far this season – will not be walking away from Blues.

“It’s not what the supporters will want to hear but there’s no way my resolve is any different,” said Bond.

“I will be a fighter and we will find a way to get through it.

“Whether I’m going to be the person to do that, the decision won’t be mine.

“It will be somebody else’s decision but I’m not thinking of my position.

“I’m thinking of Southend, the result and what we might be able to do it about it.

“I understand the question but it’s not a decision I’ll take.”

Blues remain the only club in the country yet to pick up a point this season.

But Bond still feels the Shrimpers are scarred by the poor results they suffered last season before surviving on the final day with a win against Sunderland.

“I think there’s a bit of a legacy of the recent past,” said Bond.

“I think there needs to be changes at player level.

“A lot of people have been here for a while and have been through a similar situation last year.

“Are we good enough? It would appear at the moment we aren’t good enough.

“Were we good enough last year? I don’t know. I’m not sure we were.”

And Bond also believes changes need to be made to the Shrimpers squad.

“There needs to be a real big change,” said Bond.

“I’m not blaming the players but you just get into accepting we are what we are and we need a freshness.

“We brought a few in but we probably have 15 here from last year who have been through the terrible runs and records.”

Bond’s future will now rest in the hands of Blues chairman Ron Martin.

But the former Bournemouth boss feels he has always had the support of the Roots Hall hierarchy.

“Up until the last time I spoke to Ron Martin I absolutely had the backing of him,” said Bond.

“He’s been nothing other than supportive to me.

“I get the fans and I understand why they want a change but that’s not my decision.”