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SIGNING | Sokolik Joins Blues

29 July 2016

Defender joins Southend United following a successful trial.

Southend United are pleased to announce the signing of Jakub Sokolik on a five-month contract until December 31st with a view to a longer-term deal.

The centre-back, joins the Club for a third time following a successful trial in pre-season.

The defender’s time in England started at the academy of Liverpool in 2013. Whilst at Anfield, Sokolik spent a period on loan at Blues in January 2014, making 12 appearances for the club.

The 22-year-old joined Yeovil Town in the summer of 2014, but was back at Southend in November for a month’s loan in which he made two appearances.

Sokolik made 52 appearances in two years for the Glovers, and Southend Manager, Phil Brown is glad to have him back at Roots Hall on a permanent contract.

“Jakub’s trial with us was certainly a success.” Brown said.

“He has mingled in with the team well, and we’ve seen the old Jakub over these last few weeks.

“That was culminated with a strong 45-minute performance over a talented Newcastle team.

“I think he is one of those rare talents that when he is one hundred percent he would play at the highest level, but when his concentration levels drop he’ll get caught out.

“I think the short-term deal that we’ve put him on will hopefully keep him focused on the field of play so we get the Jakub of old, and if we the Jakub of old I think we’ve got, fingers crossed one of the best centre-backs in the division.”

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