Phil Brown says no to bringing Adam Barrett back to Southend United

Former warrior - Blues defender Adam Barrett

Former warrior - Blues defender Adam Barrett

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SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has ruled out any chance of Adam Barrett making a return to Roots Hall.

Barrett, who made 289 appearances in six seasons with the Shrimpers before leaving in 2010, has now been made available for transfer by Gillingham.

But Brown will not be looking to bring him back to Blues, despite his current lack of defenders.

“I’ve been made aware of Adam’s availability but he isn’t someone we will be trying to bring in,” said Brown.

“I know that he’s a legend at this football club and he’s had a brilliant career in the game.

“But the club has been down this road before, bringing back people like Freddy Eastwood, and it doesn’t always work out the way you want.

“Adam’s also 34 now and I would ideally like to bring in a younger, dynamic type of defender.”

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11:35am Wed 30 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

Bring him back. He's a ledge.
Bring him back. He's a ledge. Maddogg
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Wed 30 Jul 14

swoodhou64 says...

Rarely does going back work, and this time I'd agree with
Phil Brown. The 2 lads on trial at the moment both
Looked good last night.
Rarely does going back work, and this time I'd agree with Phil Brown. The 2 lads on trial at the moment both Looked good last night. swoodhou64
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Wed 30 Jul 14

southend loser says...

Too old,too tired
Too old,too tired southend loser
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Nelly99 says...

Love Adam and thanks for all you did mate. Sometimes the end comes too soon. Hope you find somwhere if you want to play on but otherwise, take it easy, you can be proud of the service you,ve given to your clubs.
Love Adam and thanks for all you did mate. Sometimes the end comes too soon. Hope you find somwhere if you want to play on but otherwise, take it easy, you can be proud of the service you,ve given to your clubs. Nelly99
  • Score: 2

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