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Harry Phillips signs deal to stay at Blues

29 June 2020

Phillips has signed a contract to stay at Southend United until the end of the 2021/22 season with an option of another year.

The attacking midfielder made his full debut against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday 28th January 2020, in a 3-1 defeat but it was a promising debut for the 22-year-old as he opened his account for Blues with a long-distance strike.

Harry then followed up his debut with an impressive display against Lincoln City before having to be substituted in the 80th minute with a knee injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the season before it was curtailed.

The goalscoring midfield player has progressed through the ranks at the club after being with the Academy for 15 years.

Phillips has made his mark with his skillful play in and around the opposition penalty area and his eye for a defence-splitting pass, as well as that goalscoring prowess.

Phillips spoke to the Southend Echo following signing his new deal and said, “I’m really happy to get the contract signed. I’m very happy to be a Southend United player for another 2 years and grateful for the faith shown in me during these difficult times.

“I really enjoyed my taste of first team football and it’s now made me hungrier to stay in the team.

“I want to become a first team regular and be a key player. It’s always special to sign a new contract as I’ve been here for 15 years now.

"This is my home club and I want to succeed here. It’s also great for the academy staff as they deserve great credit for the work there doing for their players.”

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