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Green puts pen to paper at Blues!

20 August 2020

Southend United are delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Green on loan from Barnsley.

The 25-year-old has signed a six-month deal and becomes Mark Molesley’s first squad addition at Blues.

The two know each other well from their time at Bournemouth where the winger spent a couple of years between 2015-2017.

Green started out at Fulham but was released at 16-years-old, prompting him to drop into non-league at Banbury United whilst working part-time in a supermarket.

His break at the Cherries provided the chance to go out on loan and gain Football League experience at Newport County in 2016.

A permanent move to Yeovil Town materialised the following year and Green featured 47 times in his first season at Huish Park, scoring four goals.

The impressive performances continued into his second year at Yeovil, sparking interest from Barnsley who snapped up the speedy wide player in January 2019 on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Green’s first goal for the Tykes came at Roots Hall in a 3-0 win over Blues but following Barnsley’s promotion to the Championship, game time was limited and he joined Newport again in January prior to the season’s curtailment.

He told southendunited.co.uk that he’s excited to be linking up with the manager once again.

"I wanted to come here straight away so that's why it's happened so quickly,” he said.

"There’s so many positives to the situation I can’t begin to tell you how many.

"I just want to get going and I’m excited to start playing under the gaffer. He knows what I'm good at. Pressing, driving forward with the ball and my explosiveness.

"He was a big factor in my decision to come here and I’m just ready to work hard.

"I know League Two, I know what it takes to win games in League Two and that’s definitely something I’ll try and bring to the team."

Southend boss Mark Molesley said: "He’s no stranger to me. Bournemouth took him out of non-league so I think that shows his mentality.

"He went and earned his stripes in what can be an unforgiving level, non-league.

"Being a quick dynamic winger he would have been kicked about a bit so he’s got that little bit of aggression in him to win the ball back and take people on.

"I know what attributes he has and what he can bring to the table, and that’s hard work, endeavour and also excitement on the ball.

"I think he’s going to be really exciting for Southend fans to watch and I’m looking forward to working with him again."

The loan is subject to EFL and FA clearance.


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