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Barnard aims to repay Southend
Barnard aims to repay Southend Southend United

Barnard aims to repay Southend

Lee Barnard made his Southend return permanent this week and is already looking ahead to the new season.

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Payne keen to get going Southend United

Payne keen to get going

Southend youngster Jack Payne is determined to build on his first year with the first-team squad after signing a new one-year deal.

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Southend tie trio down Southend United

Southend tie trio down

Southend United have agreed new one-year deals with Lee Barnard, Paul Smith and Jack Payne.

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Capital One Cup draw Southend United

Capital One Cup draw

League One's Milton Keynes Dons face AFC Wimbledon of League Two in the pick of the first round Capital One Cup draw.

Southend sign Weston Southend United

Southend sign Weston

Southend United have signed winger Myles Weston on a free transfer from League One outfit Gillingham.

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Brown happy with Southend prep Southend United

Brown happy with Southend prep

Southend manager Phil Brown insists he is happy with his early preparations for the coming season.

Straker set for York move Southend United

Straker set for York move

York City are poised to sign former Southend United winger Anthony Straker, Sky Sports understands.

Eastwood considering future Southend United

Eastwood considering future

Freddy Eastwood is considering quitting football having been released by Southend.

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