Date of birth
John White became Phil Brown's first signing as manager of Southend United.
John White became Phil Brown’s first signing as Southend United manager when he joined on July 1st. The right back spent nine years with Colchester United, featuring regularly every season.
He had a short loan spell with Blues in 2009 and made six appearances before returning to Colchester. He moved permanently to Roots Hall in June 2013 following the expiration of his Colchester contract, signing a two-year deal.
John, a right back who can also play at centre back and left back scored his first ever professional goal during 2013/14, in a 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United.
The skipper signed a new two-year deal with Southend in the summer of 2015 and added further goals to his account in 2015/16 against Bristol Rovers and rivals Colchester.