Anton Ferdinand: Southend United captain agrees new deal

Anton Ferdinand captained Southend last season. Credit: PA

Southend United captain Anton Ferdinand has agreed a new two-year contract with the League One club.

The experienced centre-back made 36 appearances for the Shrimpers last season after joining on a free transfer.

His form helped Phil Brown's side to a seventh-place finish and Ferdinand is hoping for even better in 2017/18.

Ferdinand is a popular figure at Roots Hall. Credit: PA

I had a fantastic time here last season. As I’ve said before, when the gaffer asked me to sign over a year ago, it was because of him that I joined Southend.

Anton Ferdinand, Southend United