Southend United are delighted to announce the return of Jack Bridge to Roots Hall on a one-year deal with the option of another year.
The midfielder started his career at Blues, but after making 11 appearances in two years he departed in January 2018 to join Northampton Town.
In June 2019 Bridge signed for Carlisle United and went on to make 35 appearances, scoring three goals for the Cumbrians.
Last summer the 25-year-old was on trial at Blues but when a move didn’t materialise, he signed for Concord Rangers where he would catch the eye of Bromley.
Bridge spent the second half of the 2020/21 campaign with the Ravens, making 30 appearances as he helped the club clinch a play-off place, but they would eventually fall short up against Hartlepool United last weekend.
After completing his switch back to the club, Bridge said: "It’s my home club, I’ve been here for years before, still live around the corner and talking to the people here it was something I was really excited about.
"It’s a club that is really close to me. I’ve been here since U9’s to the age of 21 before leaving. There was a chance of me coming back last season but this time it feels right and I’m looking forward to getting started.
"Since I left I’ve played a lot of games, some of them in the [Football] League. This season I played for Bromley in the National League which is where we’ll be playing next season so I think I’ve got a lot of experience since leaving, a lot of games and that will put me in good stead for the season ahead."
Jack will officially become a Southend United player on 1st July. We will bring Phil Brown’s reaction to signing Bridge shortly.