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Ryan Hall: I won’t be back at Southend United
RYAN Hall has revealed he will definitely not be heading back to Southend United, despite being unable to agree a loan switch to Blackpool.
Hall has not been training with any club since a move to the Seasiders fell through last month.
“I spoke to Ron about the situation and he said too much had gone on for me to come back to Southend,” said Hall, who was Blues’ top goalscorer last season.
“He told me I had no future at the football club and I think, to be honest, the club want me to go because they need the money.
“Even now the chairman keeps mentioning Blackpool to me because they’re willing to pay £250,000, but I’ve told him I’m not going there because we can’t agree personal terms.
“The chairman said I should go there and prove my worth on what they’re willing to pay me, but the truth of the matter is I couldn’t afford to move up north and live there on what they’re offering me.
“I never had the chance to come back to Southend after everything fell through and it certainly wasn’t my decision that I didn’t go back.
“But it’s frustrating for me now because I just want to be playing football.”
Hall is currently staying with his girlfriend in Birmingham and is keeping fit by training alone.
However, he revealed that Peterborough United are still interested in signing him, along with another Championship club.
“Peterborough are still in for me and so are another club and I’m just waiting to hear back from the club to find out who I am allowed to speak with,” said Hall.
“That’s where we are at the moment and Southend are trying to agree a price for me.”
Hall joined Blues on a free transfer in July 2010 and scored 23 goals in 105 games.
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