Southend United can announce that Simon Cox’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent.
Cox joined Blues from Reading back in 2016 on a free transfer and went onto score a total of 45 goals in 172 appearances.
The 32-year-old was top scorer in each of his three full seasons at the Club, making him one of the most prolific scorers in the Club’s recent history.
His first goal came against Sheffield United in a memorable 3-0 victory at Brammall Lane, while he also scored one hat-trick in an unforgettable comeback against Portsmouth which ended 3-3 at Roots Hall.
Cox’s 17 goals in all competitions resulted in him picking up the Player of the Season award last year.
Ron Martin said: “I have enjoyed a very good relationship with Simon during his time at the Club. Simon was often the spokesperson for the squad and always conducted himself professionally, fairly and set a good example to younger pro’s. I certainly wish him well at pastures new.”
Simon Cox said: “I’d like to thank all the players I’ve played with and staff I’ve got to know at the football club who have helped me along the way and the decision to leave isn’t one that I’ve taken lightly.
"I’ve enjoyed playing for Southend and for the fans, it’s been an emotional time these last few seasons. I’m taking with me some unbelievable memories and I’d like to wish everyone at the football club the best for the future and I hope good times are round the corner.”
We’d like to thank Simon for his efforts while at Blues over the last three and a half years and wish him well for the future.