Date of birth
Arriving from Scottish side Dundee in 2019, Nathan Ralph’s first season at Southend was disrupted after dislocating his shoulder in December against Burton Albion.
Prior to that the left-back showed his impressive aerial ability and willingness to get forward and deliver good crosses into the box.
Formerly of Peterborough, Yeovil Town, Newport and Woking, with loans at Kettering Town and Aldershot Town, Ralph joined from Scottish outfit Dundee having just won their Player of the Year award.
He returned to action following his injury at the start of the 2020/21 season but was again cruelly struck with a long-term injury when he suffered cruciate ligament damage away at Salford City.
Ralph penned a one-year contract extension in the summer of 2021 to extend his stay at Roots Hall into a third year.