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News: Jerome Binnom-Williams joins Southend United on loan

11 September 2014

Southend United are pleased to announce the loan signing of Jerome Binnom-Williams from Premier League side Crystal Palace.

The England youth international joins Phil Brown’s side on a one-month youth loan, following the news that Ben Coker has been ruled out for the next few months.

Binnom-Williams progressed through the Eagles’ academy and made his professional debut for Crystal Palace in a 2-1 League Cup defeat to Bristol City in 2013.

He joined non-league side Forest Green Rovers on a one-month loan deal last srason and made four appearances for the club during his time with them.

Binnom-Williams was handed the squad number 21 at Palace for this season, and played in their 3-0 win against Walsall in the Capital One Cup second round back in August.

The 19-year-old also scored the winning goal for Palace’s under-21 side in a recent 1-0 victory against Sheffield United.

Speaking about the arrival, Brown said: “Jerome was a player we had on our radar and was given a squad number by Tony Pulis at Palace for this season.

“Tony took him away on tour with him this pre-season and spoke very highly of him. He hasn’t got any Football League experience, but the feedback from Forest Green Rovers was also good.

“He’s a big lad with a lot of pace. He trained well on Thursday and will be right in contention for Saturday’s game.”

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