Having made 10 starts for the Shrimpers this season, it's now likely that a delay may not see the saga resolved until early February. Chairman Peter Ruchniewicz told the official site: "We are not happy about the whole situation and have asked the Football League to investigate the matter. We are clear on the terms of the deal which allowed Jamal to join Southend when he did. We are very disappointed that Southend now appear unwilling to honour that deal and have asked the Football League to carry out a full investigation into the transfer."
This is the latest news as MillersMad understands it and the club have yet to comment on whether Jamal will line up in a Millers shirt while the situation is resolved.