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Hyam Leaves Southend
Wednesday, 24th Jun 2020 14:31

Former Blues midfielder Luke Hyam has been released by Southend United.

The 28-year-old joined the Shrimpers, who were relegated having finished second bottom of League One on points per game, in the summer of 2018 having left Town, his hometown club, at the end of the previous season.

The former Northgate High School pupil made only three starts and three sub appearances during an injury-hit 2019/20 and just 18 starts and 10 sub appearances, scoring once, in his two years at Roots Hall.

Player-coach and ex-Australia international Mark Milligan, Sam Mantom, Theo Robinson and Henry Burnett have also been released by the Essex side.

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RobITFC added 14:55 - Jun 24
Sadly always injured. Good luck Luke and hope you manage to get a club and more importantly get fit again.

Suffolkboy added 15:43 - Jun 24
Showed a great deal of promise until injuries took their toll ; getting back to 100% , ultimate stamina and complete confidence will be the key .
Nearly all these can be achieved , unless there’s a deep seated problem of which we no nought : so it’s down to
Luke to prove himself to himself ,or come to terms with lesser expectations : but I wish him the very best of good fortune as once again he tries to find the way forward .

ArnieM added 16:20 - Jun 24
A bit thuggish but maybe that’s where we’re at now in League One . Maybe we need a bit of that in the middle of the park for us . I doubt Downes will be here . So why not ?!

dirtydingusmagee added 16:23 - Jun 24
unfortunately one of those players who are gifted but cursed . Good luck in the future Luke.

cat added 16:24 - Jun 24
Sad to hear, specially at the age of 28 when you should be in your prime.
Luke’s standout performance for me was his ‘barnet’ often wondered how he could concentrate on the game when he spent so much time preening it. Message to player, get the clippers out and focus on the game.

Carberry added 16:28 - Jun 24
Yes, Cat, more issues with his hair than his body.

TimmyH added 18:04 - Jun 24
Remember the 5-0 or was it 5-1 drubbing we gave West Ham years back when Luke was a stand out player but sadly like a number of our own we've had of recent years hasn't made the grade or too injury prone.

OwainG1992 added 18:19 - Jun 24
Never pushed on.
That being said we've had worse performers than him over the years.

Cakeman added 18:23 - Jun 24
Disappointing for him. I thought he was going to go on to better things when he first played for us.
He was making his mark when we had a decent team and he had good players with him. He was also holding his own playing against some strong Chsmpionship players.
Sadly as others have mentioned there are serious doubts over his ability to stay fit.
Hope he finds another club if not he may need a change of career.

Linkboy13 added 19:58 - Jun 24
Sorry got no time for players who go out to deliberately kick players. Alan Judge was a top player at Brentford till his leg got badly broken by Hyam it's plainly obvious Judge still shows the signs he carries that leg in games.

algarvefan added 20:28 - Jun 24
I know any team can be unlucky with injuries but for some time now we seem to get so many, I wonder what the real reason is?

Kirbmeister added 23:18 - Jun 24
One of the thousands of footballers who were nearly good enough.

GTRKing added 08:36 - Jun 25
Hyam had great promise to be a great player but injuries held him back...

He should look for league 2 or National league team where he can play whole season without being injured then see where he is at or change career if injury gets too bad

Skip73 added 11:47 - Jun 25
After the disgraceful challenge that ruined Alan Judge, his injuries are karma. A very average player.

roystevensonsrocket added 12:39 - Jun 25
Sadly his body wasn’t robust enough for the combative midfield role he was trying to be . Hopefully Flynn downes can cope better . I must admit early signs are that Flynn is a much better alround player

woodster added 12:52 - Jun 25
28!!??? I still think of him as being 21 or 22! Wish him the best - proper 100% player who was proud to wear the shirt - wouldn’t cost much to have him back..? Maybe a pay as you play oriented with hi injury record...

ChrisFelix added 13:33 - Jun 25
Seemed to recall Keane liked him.He will be one of many hunting for a job. I still have nightmare of the midfield of him & Exskuse with sluglas. Cant understand how a manager of his experience could field such a line up.

Linkboy13 added 17:18 - Jun 25
He was a tryer apart from that not much to offer very one paced. Think he used the same Butcher's as Jonathan Douglas.

have_a_word_with_him added 09:26 - Jun 27
can't believe some people would want him back, but shows how far expectations have fallen, the era of the Skuse Hyam central midfield was dreadful

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