Southend United is delighted to announce that goalkeeper Harry Seaden has signed a new deal with the club.
The 19-year-old has signed a one-year deal with an option of another to remain at Roots Hall.
The former England U16’s and U17’s international shot stopper earned his first call-up to the Blues first-team full squad in September 2018 in the EFL Trophy tie against Cambridge United at Roots Hall whilst also making his debut last season in a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham.
Harry also had first team experience on loan at National League side Dagenham & Redbridge in November 2019.
Seaden, who is the son of former Blues player John, has regularly been seen at Roots Hall warming up with the first team keepers and has shone in training and for the U23’s.
Having joined Blues from Rayleigh Boys at the age of 13, he made his senior football debut as a 16-year-old in the Southern League for Cambridge City away to Ashford Town (Middlesex), featuring in a 2-1 victory in December 2017.
Seaden was thrilled to sign, “It’s a dream come true to sign my first professional contract and it’s what I’ve always been working towards but I know the hard work starts now.
“I have to work even harder now to get to where I want to be and that’s definitely in and around the first team.
“It means a lot for me to be at Southend because from a very young age I would go to all the home games with my dad and my brother.
“It’s great to be here and with the way things have been for the club it could well be that youngsters keep getting more chances so we have to make sure we’re ready.
“I loved making my debut last season and would be great to stay involved.”
Harry joins Tom Clifford, Lewis Gard and Harry Phillips in signing new deals with the Blues as our impressive Academy products continue to flourish and make a name for themselves in the first team.