Shrimper Johnny stays for a season: 'We can now concentrate on the other players we want to keep'

11 May 2010 11:56
Taking advantage of a clause in his contract the Blues have activated an option to keep left back Johnny Herd at the club for another season. Johnny Herd; those throws will be back!Young Johnny Herd, still only 20, saw off the England under-19 talent of the Wolves full back Scott Malone towards the end of the season, and thanks to a clause in his present contract he will be staying at Roots Hall for at least another season and add to the 22 games he played this term.A product of the excellent Shrimpers youth system let's hope the Moose follows him soon enough.Blues boss Steve Tilson told "Johnny has progressed since coming back in the side and I want to keep him on for next year. It's good to get that one sorted nice and early and we can now concentrate on renewing the other players we want to keep hold of."And want to stay Tilly, but good news.