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Southend Eyeing Hyam
Friday, 1st Jun 2018 11:13

Southend United are keen to sign released Blues midfielder Luke Hyam.

According to the Southend Echo, Shrimpers boss Chris Powell is looking for midfield recruits this summer having allowed ex-Town man Anthony Wordsworth, Michael Timlin and Josh Wright to move on at the end of the season.

Former Northgate High School pupil Hyam, 26, announced his departure from Portman Road after 15 years at the club at the start of May.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has confirmed, as TWTD revealed a fortnight ago, that he spoke to the Blues during their interview process.

However, the former England skipper played down the contact when unveiled as the new Derby boss yesterday.

“Preliminary conversations to say the least,” he insisted. “When you’re a new manager, people are aware that I’m there, I’ve done all my coaching badges and I’ve said out loud that I’m flattered to have had interest from anyone, but this really is the one I would focus on because I’m here and because the conversations got past first base.”

New Sunderland manager Jack Ross also held a press conference yesterday and was asked about his other opportunities while boss at St Mirren.

Ross, who like Lampard twice met with Marcus Evans, was understood to have impressed the Blues owner during the interview process but was never offered the role.

The 41-year-old, who held talks with Barnsley earlier in the year, said: “There was no real rush to leave the job I was in and it’s probably been a new experience for me because having enjoyed a period of success on the pitch, it probably presented opportunities earlier than I might have imagined. I didn’t feel if any of them were the right fit at the right time.”

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12th_Man added 11:21 - Jun 1
Not one of our own anymore
Probably his level

MattinLondon added 11:26 - Jun 1
Good luck to him and I wish him well wherever he ends up.

BlueandTruesince82 added 11:27 - Jun 1
Great move for him if it happens

Len_Brennan added 11:41 - Jun 1
Would be a great signing for Southend if he stays fit.
Good luck to him.

tractorboybig added 11:56 - Jun 1
Why was he not kept till the new man arrived?

trncbluearmy added 12:03 - Jun 1
Good lad, decent player, would be good signing for them

one of our own

RegencyBlue added 12:30 - Jun 1
Certainly needs to rebuild his career so this would be a good place to start.

Good luck to him.


Reuserscurtains added 12:59 - Jun 1
tractorboybig - Probably because he isn't very good, I'm afraid

TimmyH added 13:40 - Jun 1
Good luck Luke..will do a job for them I'm sure particularly if he's given a freer roll.

martin587 added 13:50 - Jun 1
I live in Southend and rumers have been circulating for a few days now about the possibility of Luke coming to Southend.
He would be a massive signing for the club should he manage to stay injury free.Good luck Luke.

Barty added 15:02 - Jun 1
Good luck to Luke and I hope he keeps injury free. I feel that League 1 is his level - he is certainly not championship standard.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:50 - Jun 1
Will do a decent job for them if he can avoid injuries. Good luck, Luke. You are still one of our own even when not in the team.

fussysnake added 16:18 - Jun 1
All the best Luke. Always thought he could do a job but unfortunately if we are looking at promotion he’s not the man to take us to the premier league. Shame, as I always love to see “one of our own” succeed

Skip73 added 16:50 - Jun 1
So both Ross and Lampard chased the £££ and will pay with their jobs in 6 months, whereas we got the right man and he will be guaranteed time to achieve here. As for Hyam, good luck wherever he ends up, he's been a great servant to the club and deserves it.

blueboy1981 added 17:38 - Jun 1
Maybe the wake up call Luke needs ? - finding his level now in reality, and ability.

Far too many players take it all for granted that they have arrived as Superstars - before leaving the starting blocks.


Swn98 added 19:26 - Jun 1
Good luck luke you only had to watch you to see that you were a good club player was absolutely devastating to see you get that stupid injury warming up at Charlton i think, thats cost you so much lost playing time.
Best wishes.

billywizz added 19:36 - Jun 1
A good move to offload Him not the greatest of players to come through, Southend maybe punching above his weight if I’m honest!

jas0999 added 20:09 - Jun 1
Best of luck to him. Good lad but sadly injuries let him down.

Monkey_Blue added 21:47 - Jun 1
If hurst wants him he can still offer him a deal as with McGoldrick

TonyHumesIpswich added 23:47 - Jun 1
Good move for Hyam, he will do well at Southend. Wouldn't expect him to come back to the Championship soon though, especially with Sunderland and Barnsley in that division.

Injuries were a constant issue.

runningout added 08:17 - Jun 2
if he’s not distracted by his hair and tatts, he’ll do very well

muccletonjoe added 09:15 - Jun 2
Would be A good signing for Southend.

Swn98 added 17:58 - Jun 2
People like you blue bore crave for the youngsters to he blooded then you can't wait to criticise what a silly old man you are..

planetblue_2011 added 10:01 - Jun 3
Well I think Hyam is a championship player, if he didn’t have so many injuries I think he would of matured into a decent first team player for town. He is as good as Skuse put it that way.
Good move for him if he goes to Southend to hopefully get his career back on track. Be a good signing for Southend as well.
He is still one of our own!! Good luck Luke⚽️

dirtydingusmagee added 16:24 - Jun 3
cant see why Hyam has to be slated and put down all the time , he has been screwed by injuries, s##t happens , Bishop has been sidelined for same reason ,seen even less of him yet he is the bees knees . The lad deserves a chance to play, and if its at Southend good luck to him .

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