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Southend United axe falls
SOUTHEND United have started their restructuring ahead of next season by releasing 11 members of their first team squad.
Manager Paul Sturrock, who saw his side suffer a heart-breaking exit against Crewe Alexandra in the play-offs on Wednesday night, met with his squad at the club’s Boots and Laces training ground yesterday.
And the Echo understands among those not being offered new contracts are goalkeeper Glenn Morris, midfielder Lee Sawyer and striker Blair Sturrock.
Others to be let go are forwards Harry Crawford and Anto Flood while youngsters Kyle Asante, Merrick James-Lewis, George Smith, Teddy Nesbitt, James Stevens and George Artemi have all been told they do not have a future at Roots Hall.
FULL STORY IN FRIDAY'S ECHO