SCRUM-HALF Lee Sandberg has revealed he would jump at the chance to return to Southend Rugby Club next season.
Sandberg has left the Seasiders to take up a snowboarding job in Canada for the next three months.
But, once that has finished, he would love to head back to Warners Bridge.
“I’ll keep in touch with everyone at the club and would certainly be keen to play for the club again next season,” said Sandberg.
“Nothing has been sorted out or is 100 per cent certain, but I was very happy being with Southend, so would welcome the chance to go back.”
Sandberg came to Southend at the start of the season having previously played for Sweden alongside the club’s player coach Daniel Legge. He scored two tries in 13 starts and was sad to have to depart.
“I had sorted out the job in Canada before I came to Southend and I’ll certainly miss it,” said Sandberg.
“It will feel strange not getting my body beaten up every weekend but it’s been a good few months and the Canterbury game was a really good one to finish off with.
“It was good to get a try, but it didn’t really mean too much because we lost the game.”
Sandberg was replaced by Harry Branch for Saturday’s clash with league leaders Hartpury College.
But another Swedish international scrum half, Simon Pierce, is set to receive clearance to play this week when the Seasiders head to Ampthill in National Two South.
And Sandberg is certain Pierce will also do a good job for the team.
“Harry’s a good scrum half and so too is Simon, so I’m sure the club will be fine in that position,” said Sandberg.
Simon’s a youngster I know from the Sweden squad and he’s been snapping at my heels for a place in that team.
“He will do well if get gets game time and I wish the club all the very best for the rest of the season.”