Southend Confirm Hyam Signing
Monday, 2nd Jul 2018 15:53
League One Southend have confirmed the signing of released Blues midfielder Luke Hyam on a two-year deal with the Shrimpers having an option for a further season. The 26-year-old left Portman Road after 15 years at the club in May.
“It’s been in the pipeline for a few weeks now and I’m just glad to have signed and I can’t wait to get started,” Hyam told Southend’s official website.
“I was at Ipswich for a long period of time and there was some uncertainty when I came into the last year of my contract there, but this is an opportunity to come somewhere different and I can’t wait to get my teeth into it.”
Outlining what Shrimpers fans can expect from him, Hyam added: “I’ve got a lot of energy, I like to get around the pitch and put tackles in and be very competitive. I also like to lead on the pitch and make my presence known.”
After an injury-hit couple of seasons Hyam says he wants to be out on the field week in, week out.
“First and foremost I just want to get back playing football,” he continued. “For the last two or three years I haven’t played regularly.
“I spoke to the gaffer [Chris Powell] and he was a main reason for me joining with his ambitions for next season.
“Of course every player wants to play at the highest level possible. I’ve played my whole career in the Championship, so dropping down to League One I just want to get back up there with Southend.”
Former Northgate High School pupil Hyam made 118 starts and 28 sub appearances for his hometown club, scoring three goals having come through the academy. He spent a month on loan at Rotherham during 2015/16, making two starts and three sub appearances.
Meanwhile, former Shrewsbury winger Alex Rodman, 31, who was believed to be interesting his former boss Paul Hurst having left the Shrews recently, has joined League One Bristol Rovers.
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