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Hall: Shrimpers want me to go

Winger Ryan Hall insists he will not be going back to Southend despite failing to agree a loan switch with Blackpool.

Last Updated: 04/10/12 at 16:14

Hall: In limbo

Hall: In limbo

The 24-year-old is training separately from his Shrimpers team-mates having failed to secure a move away from Roots Hall, coming after manager Paul Sturrock felt transfer speculation was affecting his mindset.

Hall has told the Echo: "I spoke to Ron (Martin, chairman) about the situation and he said too much had gone on for me to come back to Southend. He told me I had no future at the football club and I think, to be honest, the club want me to go because they need the money.

"Even now the chairman keeps mentioning Blackpool to me because they're willing to pay £250,000, but I've told him I'm not going there because we can't agree personal terms. I never had the chance to come back to Southend after everything fell through and it certainly wasn't my decision that I didn't go back."

But Sturrock has since told the club's official website: "I only want committed football players at this football club. Ryan has made it very clear to me that he isn't committed so that is why I don't want him to be here.

"He's made it very clear that he wishes to leave so do I really want players around the place that will go through the motions counting down the days until they can move?"

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