GARY Waddock will remain as Southend United's caretaker manager for Tuesday night's trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Waddock took charge of the Shrimpers' 3-3 draw with Fleetwood Town on Saturday following the departure of Kevin Bond.

And Waddock will again be in the dug-out against the Shrews after holding more talks with chairman Ron Martin. 

"I spoke to the chairman over the weekend and we had a good, long chat," said Waddock.

"We spoke about the Fleetwood game and going into the game on Tuesday.

"Me, Toddy (Svetoslav Todorov) and Lee (Harrison) have prepared the team again and we’re looking forward to it.

"It’s still game by game and the chairman will make the right decisions for the football club.

"It’s been a big part of his life so he’ll make the right choice for the club."