Teenage kicks for Southend trio
League Two side Southend have offered professional contracts to
teenage trio Mitchell Pinnock, Seedy Njie and Ryan Auger.
Pinnock was given his first taste of first-team football at
Aldershot earlier this month, while Nije came off the bench to make
his debut in the Carling Cup first-round defeat to Peterborough in
Versatile right-sided player Auger is the third youngster to
make the step up to Phil Brown’s senior squad, much to the delight
of Shrimpers’ head of youth Ricky Duncan.
Duncan told Echo News: “It’s fantastic. Since Phil Brown came in
he’s been to a number of our games, and that’s a big boost for all
the players to have the first-team manager watching.
“It’s fantastic for everyone involved in the youth set-up that
they’ve been given this chance.”