SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin has promised to pay the remainder of the Shrimpers squad these days.

A piece of the Blues’ squad are nonetheless ready to obtain their December wages which have been due on New Yr’s Day.

However Martin – who stated he is aware of not anything about imaginable strike motion – insists the issues were led to via the run of deficient effects.

“In reality the membership’s price range would were met if that they had been extra a hit at the box,” Martin instructed Talksport.

“The reality I’m having to refill the funding is a results of deficient efficiency.

“That occurs and we settle for that.

“It’s my fault and I apologise to the lovers and to the avid gamers as smartly who haven’t been paid.”

The Shrimpers take a seat 2d from backside within the League One standings and feature triumphed simply as soon as all season.

And Martin feels that has had a knock-on impact.

“We’ve gained one in 24, there’s been no cup video games and other people don’t spend cash or fortify the membership,” stated Martin.

“Sponsorship adjustments and it’s now not tricky to be £150,000 down at the membership’s price range.

“However I’ll at all times be supportive and I’ll be on the membership for a very long time to come back.”

Blues can be having a look to protected their 2d win of the League One season after they host Tranmere Rovers at Roots Corridor.

And Martin – who will meet with the squad this afternoon – has heard not anything in regards to the avid gamers opting to strike over unpaid wages.

“I don’t learn about a strike,” stated Martin.

“Don’t fail to remember it used to be six or seven avid gamers who hadn’t been paid.

“They had been left over from the top of closing month.

“That cash has been with our solicitors for some little time and has now been transferred to the membership.

“They’re going to be paid these days and I’m assembly the avid gamers at 2pm.

“I heard not anything in regards to the avid gamers proposing to strike. Why would they?”

And Martin additionally calmed fears Blues might be heading the similar approach as disaster golf equipment Macclesfield The city, Bolton Wanderers and Bury.

“There’s no worry,” stated Martin.

“It’s disappointing that some other people have to attend two weeks.

“I assumed I may just get this over on Monday however from time to time forms can take a little bit bit longer.

“It’s completed and the cash can be transferred these days.

“The membership had a shortfall of about £140,000 and that’s what I’ve needed to refill.

“In the entire scheme of items it’s now not very a lot but if it doesn’t arrive on time sooner than Christmas then everybody begins to panic.

“I will be able to empathise with that however we’re again not off course now and we will get on with our transfers.”

Echosport additionally understands that the membership’s stewards have now been paid. 

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