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Ricky Holmes signed for the club in February 2021.
The winger experienced winger has previously scored and assisted over 100 goals during his time in the Football League.
The boyhood Southend fan started his career in the Blues Academy but was released and joined Chelmsford City where he quickly made a name for himself in non-league.
He has gone on to play in League Two, League One and the Championship, accumulating over a combined 300 EFL games at Barnet, Portsmouth, Northampton Town, Charlton Athletic, Sheffield United and Oxford United.
In November 2020 Holmes signed an appearance related contract back at Northampton but departed his former club in January after 11 appearances and one goal before coming to train with Blues and successfully earning a contract.