Striker pays tribute to everyone associated with Southend United
Freddy Eastwood thanked everyone associated with Southend United Football Club following the announcement on Friday that he would be leaving Roots Hall.
The striker scored 77 goals during two spells with the club, and will forever be remembered by supporters for his efforts during his time at Roots Hall.
The 30-year-old said he would never forget his time with Southend United, and the club will always be close to his heart.
He said: “I really enjoyed the season just gone, and it’s just a shame we didn’t finish it with promotion, but I’ve got so many great memories to take with me.
“I spoke with the manager on Friday and he explained his decision and I completely understood where he was coming from.
“I really enjoyed working with Phil Brown over the last year. He was a great manager to play under, and I can’t thank him enough.
“The staff and my teammates have also been superb, and I’d like to thank them also for their support.
“But of course, the most support comes from the fans, and I’d just like to say thank you to every single one of them who has shown me tremendous support over the years.
“This club will always be very close to my heart, and I’ve got so many memories that I will be taking with me on the next step in my career.”
Memories such as Manchester United, his debut and Swansea City away will be etched in the minds of supporters forever.
Freddy was delighted to play such a big part in the club’s history, and to see himself sat fifth in the all time goalscoring charts.
He added: “There were some fantastic moments during my two spells with the club. Manchester United, back-to-back promotions and of course getting to Wembley last season.
“I’m just glad I was able to give the supporters these moments to enjoy because at the end of the day, it’s their club.
“To see myself sat fifth in the history books is amazing also. I can look back on my two spells fondly, and only have positive things to say about the club.”