Skipper Adam Barrett believes Southend can avoid relegation this season despite their current plight.
The Shrimpers are currently languishing in the Coca-Cola League One drop zone after winning just once in their last 19 games.
But Barrett insists that one win could kick-start United`s bid to stay up.
"It's all still to play for down there," he told the Southend Echo.
"We're certainly not dead and buried and one win could make a big difference.
"We just need it to come soon because that would really boost our chances."