Cox leaves Blues for Western Sydney Wanderers

SOUTHEND UNITED have announced that striker, Simon Cox, has parted company with the club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Cox – who picked up the Blues Player of the Year award last season – is now set to link up with Australian A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers, this after netting 45 goals in 172 appearances for the Roots hall outfit.

Speaking to www.southendunited.co.uk about his time with the club, Cox said: “I’d like to thank all the players I’ve played with and staff I’ve got to know at the football club who has helped me along the way and the decision to leave isn’t one that I’ve taken lightly. 

“I’ve enjoyed playing for Southend and for the fans, it’s been an emotional time these last few seasons. I’m taking with me some unbelievable memories and I’d like to wish everyone at the football club the best for the future and I hope good times are round the corner.

“I’d like to thank all the players I’ve played with and staff I’ve got to know 

Meanwhile, Blues Chairman, Ron Martin added: “I have enjoyed a very good relationship with Simon during his time at the Club. Simon was often the spokesperson for the squad and always conducted himself professionally, fairly and set a good example to younger pro’s. I certainly wish him well at pastures new.”

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Brian Jeeves

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