Southend United have signed young Tottenham Hotspur striker Shayon Harrison on loan, as well as Crystal Palace's Freddie Ladapo.Read the full story ›
A familiar face is making a Roots Hall return.
Southend have appointed former Shrimpers defender Chris Powell.
The 48-year-old made 290 appearances for the Essex side and also played for Derby County, West Ham and Watford.
He's an experienced manager who had spells in the hot seat at Charlton, where he was named LMA League One Manager of the year, and then at Huddersfield.
He'll be unveiled as the man to replace Phil Brown at a press conference later this afternoon. He's signed a 2-and-a-half-year deal at the Essex club.
Southend United's League One clash at Rochdale has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.Read the full story ›
Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard has completed his move to Championship side Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.Read the full story ›
Southend United have agreed a deal to sell midfielder Ryan Leonard to Championship side Sheffield United.Read the full story ›
Southend United have cancelled the contract of striker Nile Ranger with immediate effect.Read the full story ›
Southend United's Nile Ranger will return to training after being released from prison today.
The former Newcastle striker was jailed for eight months in May after admitting to online banking fraud.
Ranger was released from Pentonville Prison after serving just over ten weeks in jail.
A statement on the club's website said: "Nile was eligible for early release under the HDC (Home Detention Curfew) Scheme, due to the short duration of his sentence and his consistently excellent custodial behaviour."
"Nile may regard himself as fortunate but will remain under an evening home curfew for the next 5 to 6 weeks."
"However, this will enable him to resume training immediately and Nile Ranger is today undergoing a fitness test and assessment that will help steer his training regime over the next 7 to 10 days before he re-joins the squad."
Stevenage have signed former Norwich City academy defender Kevin Lokko after triggering his release clause at National League side Maidstone United.
The 21 year old centre-back, who is an England C international, played 46 games for Maidstone last season.
Lokko also had a spell at Colchester earlier in his career but is yet to make an appearance in the Football League.
Many will be surprised by the timing of this but Kevin’s attracted a lot of interest in recent months and I can more than understand why a league club would take a punt on him.
We of course wish him all the best and thank him for his efforts during last season.
Meanwhile, Southend United have signed 19-year-old French forward Amadou Ba following a successful trial.
Ba has agreed a two-year deal at Roots Hall.
Fellow Shrimpers striker Theo Robinson has also committed his future to the club by agreeing a one-year contract extension.
Southend United have signed former Norwich City defender Michael Turner on a free transfer.
The 33-year-old used to play under Shrimpers boss Phil Brown at Hull City and has made over 400 appearances in his career so far.
Turner fell out of favour at Carrow Road and was released earlier this summer, bringing to an end a five-year stay in Norfolk.
He's agreed a one-year deal at Roots Hall.
Phil Brown was one of the main reasons I’ve come to the club.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time under him at Hull. We had a successful period there and I’m looking to do something similar here.
I played with Anton Ferdinand for a couple of years at Sunderland so we know each other well and each other’s game well.
The centre-back is the second high-profile Southend recruit in recent days following the capture of winger Michael Kightly last week.
The jury in the trail of thirteen men accused of being involved in an attack on a Cambridge United football fan have, in the last hour, begun to consider their verdicts.
Simon Dobbin, from Mildenhall, was left unable to walk or talk after he was brutally attacked after a match at Southend's Roots Hall in March 2015.
He spent a year in hospital after being hit and stamped on repeatedly.
A total of 13 defendants standing trial at Basildon Crown Court charged in connection with the attack, deny conspiracy to commit violent disorder.