Sonny Coutts rewarded pro deal
Blues youngster Sonny Coutts has signed his first professional contract at Southend United, signing a one year contract with an option of another year.
The centre back, who has been part of the Blues set up for over 10 years, was delighted to sign his first deal especially after watching the Club from the stands as a supporter.
“I’m delighted to get my first professional contract at Southend United, I remember being a season card holder when I was younger and during my teenage years I was going to all the away games with my friends so I have a strong connection with Blues.”
The deal was made sweeter for Sonny after the defender suffered a serious knee injury back in 2015 which kept him out for a long time.
“It was a hard time for me and the recovery took longer than expected, I was out for nearly a year and I came back around September 2016 and I was just happy to get minutes under my belt and get back out onto the pitch so I’m grateful for the Club believing in me.”
“I’d say I’m a good leader on the pitch, I’m a strong centre back but I believe I’m also technically a good player which helps.”