Defender extends stay at Blues!
Southend United are delighted to announce defender Anton Ferdinand has committed his future to the club, signing a two-year contract extension.
Ferdinand, 32, joined Blues at the end of August last year before going on to make 36 appearances and helping Blues to 14 clean sheets.
The centre-back became a commanding influence in Phil Brown’s defence and was handed the captain’s armband in October.
On signing his new deal, Ferdinand told southendunited.co.uk: “It’s great. Within a week of the season finishing we started talking about the potential of a new deal and I’m glad that we’re here now, I’ve put pen to paper and can concentrate on the next two seasons ahead.
“I had a fantastic time here last season. As I’ve said before, when the gaffer asked me to sign over a year ago, it was because of him that I joined Southend.
“The feeling I got off of him was one of reassurance, one of confidence and a real football man. He showed that to me throughout the season so I was keen to get the deal done to work with him for another couple of years.”
“I spoke with the Chairman last week and met with him again today. We are all singing from the same hymn sheet and excited by the challenges to take this club into the Championship.”
Ferdinand also had a message for Blues fans.
“I would like to say to the fans, thank you for the support you gave me last season, but it’s time to do it again this season.
“Not just me but to the team. Come in vast numbers from the get go and let’s do you proud!”
You can join Ferdinand in signing up for next season by purchasing your 17/18 Season Card here or by calling 08444 770077.