Leonard pens Southend extension

Southend midfielder Ryan Leonard has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at Roots Hall until the summer of 2017.

Last Updated: 07/03/14 at 17:16

Ryan Leonard: New Shrimpers deal

Ryan Leonard: New Shrimpers deal

Leonard, 21, has made 70 league appearance for the Shrimpers since joining the League Two side from Plymouth Argyle in 2011.

Upon signing the three-and-a-half year contract, Leonard told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed a new contract because I've really enjoyed my time with Southend."

Leonard moved to the club as a right-back but has since become a holding midfield player and has thrived in his new position.

He added: "I've had the best season of my career so far and have managed to keep my place in the starting line-up in a position I only really moved to under the new manager in the summer.

"I want to continue my development and I feel that Southend United is the perfect place for me to do that."

United boss Phil Brown was delighted to secure Leonard's signature. He said: "Ryan has been a big player for us this season and has gone from a right-back when he signed to an important figure in the middle of midfield.

"He's got a big future in the game and I'm delighted that he's going to be staying with us for the future."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property