Shrimpers striker will be staying

19 May 2010 10:36
Blues striker Scott Spencer has confirmed he's been offered a one year contract extension and will be at Roots Hall next season. SCOTT Spencer is close to signing a one-year contract to stay with Southend United. The striker scored four goals in five starts for Blues last season after signing during the January transfer window. And he looks set to stay at Roots Hall for another 12 months. "I will be staying here next season," confirmed Spencer, 20. "It's a year extension so it's just a formality really and it's all close to being done, which is good news because I have really enjoyed being with Southend and I'm happy to be here." Spencer teamed up with Blues after leaving Rochdale and scored on his Southend debut against Huddersfield Town. Further strikes followed against Swindon Town, Walsall and Bristol Rovers before an ankle injury — sustained at Gillingham in early April —brought his season to a premature end. Spencer is still receiving treatment but is certain he will be fully fit by the time Blues begin pre-season training at the start of July. "There turned out to be quite a lot going on around my ankle but John Stannard, our physio, has been working really hard on it and it's definitely getting better," said Spencer. "I just got a bad kick on it against Gillingham but tried to play on. "I then ended up going over on it and did all my ligaments. "My Achilles has been playing up too, so we're getting everything sorted but I'm sure I'll be fit for pre-season."