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Corr signs new two-year contract

26 June 2013

Striker signs new deal with Blues to keep him at the Club for a further two years.

Southend United are delighted to announce that striker Barry Corr has signed a new deal with the Club.

Despite interest from other clubs in the division, Barry has opted to remain at Roots Hall, having signed a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old began his career at Sheffield Wednesday, enjoying loan spells at Bristol City and Swindon Town during his time with the Owls.

In June 2007 he signed for Swindon permanently before two years later sealing a switch to Exeter City.

After a year with the Grecians, he signed for Blues in July 2010.

In his first season with Blues, Barry made 47 appearances, scoring 21 goals, his first coming against former club Bristol City in a 3-2 League Cup win.

Corr unfortunately missed the entire 2011-12 season through injury, but signed a new deal with the Club in the summer of last year.

He made his long awaited return from injury, after 17 months out, against former club Exeter. Corr came on as substitute and scored the equaliser in a 2-1 win.

In all last season, Barry made 42 appearances scoring 13 goals.

Minutes are signing his new deal, Barry said: “I returned from my holiday on Sunday and I was flattered by some of the interest being shown in me.

“But I spoke with Phil Brown and Steve Kavanagh once I was back and they outlined the Club’s plans and I was very keen to sign a new deal.

“I’m glad it has all been resolved and I can now focus completely on pre-season and then help fire Southend to promotion.” 

An interview with Barry, and the thoughts of manager Phil Brown, will be on Blues Player later today.

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