BOOKMAKERS Paddy Power have suspended betting on Kevin Bond being dismissed by Southend United.

Bond is under pressure at Roots Hall having lost all six of the Shrimpers' League One matches so far this season.

And Paddy Power, Blues' official sponsors this season, have now stopped taking money on the 62-year-old losing his job.

The two other clubs to replace their managers in the Football League this season - Huddersfield Town and Macclesfield Town - are also sponsored by Paddy Power.