I'm from Southend and my cousin's son is a central midfielder with the Shrimpers too. In fact, due to Amos signing, he got the huff and is currently training with Bournemouth hoping to get a deal with them.
I will be very surprised if Amos gets any starts or even meaningful sub appearances while Southend are in the play-off race. (That's not slight against our lad Amos.) Shrimpers have got a decent manager for that level in Phil Brown and a reasonable academy producing their own youngsters which are often rather frustratingly snapped up by larger clubs.