Stephen Hendrie joins Blues
Southend United are delighted to announce the signing of former loanee Stephen Hendrie on a two year deal with an option of a third.
Left-footed Hendrie can play in a number of positions and impressed for Blues during the 2015/16 season after joining on loan from Premier League West Ham United.
Hendrie, who has played U21 football for Scotland, played five games for Blues and scored his first professional goal against Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow.
The 22 year old joined West Ham United on 1st July 2015 from Hamilton Academical clocking up over 100 appearances for the Scottish Club including promotion to the Scottish Premiership via the play-offs.
Hendrie also spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Blackburn Rovers in the Championship, who now join Blues in the Sky Bet League One.
Hendrie was pleased to return to Roots Hall “I’m buzzing to be back, I came here on loan for a short spell and it’s a great club, I can’t wait to start playing.
The Scot had fond memories from his previous loan spell at Blues and he can’t wait to push on.
“I enjoyed my spell here last time and last season I kept a look out on the results and it was frustrating to just miss out on the play-offs, I can’t wait for the season ahead and hopefully we can go one step further.
“I’m glad it’s all sorted ahead of the start of pre-season, I’m looking forward to getting fit, meet all the boys and get going again.”