FORMER England international Kieran Richardson will not be joining Southend United, Echosport understands.

The ex Manchester United man - who can play left-back, left wing or in central midfield - spent a week training with the Shrimpers and watched the 0-0 draw against Rochdale earlier this month.

But the 32-year-old will now be looking to continue his career elsewhere.

“Kieran is no longer training with us,” confirmed Blues boss Phil Brown.

The Shrimpers chief added midfielder Josh Wright to his squad last weekend and has also been boosted by the return of Anthony Wordsworth who has recovered from a hamstring injury.