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Biography

Date of birth

17/06/1989

Height

180 cm

Signed

15/07/2013

Country

England

Following a successful trial during pre-season, Ben Coker signed a contract with Blues on 16th July 2013.

The left back is nearing 200 Southend appearances now into his sixth season at the club.

Ben began his career at Histon before moving to Bury Town in 2008. He spent two years with the non-league side before joining Colchester United in 2010.

In total, Ben made 45 appearances for Colchester during three seasons, scoring once in the FA Cup.

Having featured just twice in 2012-13 for the U’s, Ben’s contract was terminated by mutual consent.

He re-joined Histon until the end of the season before joining Blues on trial and earning a permanent contract.

Coker has been an ever present at left-back but has also suffered with some long-term injury lay-offs. He also captained the side at the end of the 2017/18 season.

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