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18 May 2022

Southend United can confirm its retained list following the conclusion of the 2021/22 season.

Five players have been offered new contracts while four players have returned to their parent club following the expiration of their loan deals, we thank them all for their contributions this season.

Under Contract 

  • Steve Arnold (extension triggered)
  • Nathan Ralph (extension triggered)
  • Shaun Hobson (extension triggered)
  • Jack Bridge 
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Sam Dalby
  • Callum Powell
  • Jason Demetriou (extension triggered)
  • Jack Wood 
  • Ollie Kensdale
  • Noor Husin
  • Harry Cardwell

Offered Contracts 

  • Tom Clifford
  • Collin Andeng-Ndi
  • Jon Benton 
  • Oli Coker
  • Tommy Davis 

End of Loan

  • Joe Gubbins
  • Harrison Neal 
  • Kenny Clark
  • Matthew Dennis


  • Rob Howard
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Josh Coulson 
  • James Dunne
  • Harry Phillips 
  • Lewis Gard
  • Simeon Akinola 
  • Will Atkinson
  • Leon Davies 
  • John White
  • Ashley Nathaniel-George 
  • Matt Rush
  • Reiss Chandler 
  • Terrell Egbri 
  • Eren Kinali 
  • Miles Mitchell-Nelson

Southend United would like to thank all those who will be departing the club for their contributions and wish each and every one of them every success in the future.

John White departs Blues after nine seasons at the club, having joined on a permanent deal back in 2013.

The defender made 288 appearances scoring 10 goals and captained the club to an unforgettable promotion from League Two via the playoffs in 2015. 

We wish John the very best for the future and thank him for his commitment and dedication over the past nine years.

Will Atkinson joined Southend in 2013 and made 173 appearances before re-joining last August, going on to surpass 200 games for the club. Will has been a terrific servant over his two spells and we thank him for his efforts.

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