Easton confirms he's left Southend United

01 July 2011 02:15
Will he end up at Torquay United? According to BBC Essex the Shrimpers former skipper Craig Easton has now left the club. Ex-Captain Craig: now looking for a new club Former Shrimpers skipper Craig Easton is now an ex-player as well after failing to agree terms on a new contract he has told BBC Essex that he has left the club. Earlier it was announced at the first day of pre-season training Chris Barker will replace him as captian, with new signing Neil Harris serving as his deputy on the pitch. Midfielder Easton, who also played under Blues boss and fellow Scot Paul Sturrock at Swindon, arrived at Roots Hall a year ths ago durng our summer of discontent, helping Luggy get a decent side together from scratch that ended up 13th in last season's League Two. He made 38 appearances for the Shrimpers, scoring five goals, including a cracking last minute winner against Wycombe Wanderers that raised the roof at the time. After earlier speculation will another ex-Shrimper in new Torquay United manager Martin Ling make a move for the now out of work Easton? Best of luck Craig from everyone at S24. Only last month Captain Craig was optimistic of remaining at Roots Hall: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk His agent was right!: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk Still excited for the new season? Have a vote: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/interactive/voting_polls.asp The Easton Files Personal information Full name Craig Easton Date of birth 26 February 1979 (1979-02-26) (age 32) Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Playing position Central midfield Club information Current club Southend United Number 8 Youth career 1995-1996 Dundee United Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1996-2004 Dundee United 221 (12) 2004-2005 Livingston 30 (3) 2005-2007 Leyton Orient 71 (5) 2007-2010 Swindon Town 75 (8) 2010- Southend United 31 (4) National team‡ 1998-2001 Scotland U21 22 (2) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:01, 19 March 2011 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:28, 26 March 2010 (UTC) (Player info supplied by Wikipedia, for the full article go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Easton)