Young stopper signs first pro deal
Josh Bexon has been rewarded for his progress in the Southend United Academy with his first professional contract.
The goalkeeper is going into his fourth season with Blues having joined as a 15-year-old in 2014.
And after signing his first pro deal, the 18-year-old said the hard work doesn't top here.
“It’s the best feeling, getting a professional contract,” he said.
“You work your whole life for it and when you get one you feel really satisfied, but you’ve got to keep working hard to make sure you stay in the game as long as possible.
“I’m really enjoying myself here at Southend and hopefully I progress and become more experienced over time.
“I had Terry Mason in the first two years of my scholarship and he really helped me, along with the likes of Bents [Daniel Bentley], Ted [Smith], and then with Lee [Harrison] this year I feel like it’s been a massive positive. He’s been amazing.
“He’s a great coach and if you ever need a chat or have any problems he’s there for you,
“It’s great to be around Ted and Ox [Mark Oxley] every day good to be training with them every day.”