SEAN Clohessy has claimed he was not contacted by Southend United to discuss a new contract with the new club.

The 26-year-old right back has now completed a switch to Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.

But he remains disappointed by the manner of his departure from Roots Hall. “I never actually heard from anyone at Southend and no-one ever spoke to me,” said Clohessy, who spent three seasons with the Shrimpers.

“I went on holiday and by the time I came back the club had signed John White as a replacement for me.

“Their offer that was mentioned was then also off the table and, although I’ve heard a bit more since then, it’s all quite confusing.

“It’s disappointing for me as well because like I said to the manager and to the Echo at the end of last season I was never going to ask to leave.

“I live in London so location wise it was ideal and it’s also a big club who should be playing at a higher level but maybe it wasn’t to be.

“I’m now taking a different path and I’m pleased to have signed for Kilmarnock.”

Clohessy made 166 starts during three seasons Blues.

And he was keen to thank the supporters for the backing he received while at Roots Hall.

“I’m thankful to the Southend fans for the way they treated me in my time there,” said Clohessy.

“I will always have a love for them but I’m just that what had been a frustrating time for me without a club is now over.”

Clohessy was rumoured to be attracting interest from MK Dons and Ipswich Town at the end of last season.

But proposed moves the right back felt might materialise fell through and he endured a frustrating few weeks without a club before making the move to Scotland.

“I had one or two things lined up that didn’t happen but that can happen in football,” said Clohessy.

“I’ve been through a number of trials and tribulations before in my career and I’m sure I will again.

“I thought I would have got a new club quicker than I did but I have no regrets about anything I’ve done.

“It’s not ideal but I’ve been working hard to stay as fit as I possibly can and I’m now looking forward to getting games again with Kilmarnock.”

Clohessy has agreed a two year deal with the Scottish Premier League side.

But Blues have refuted claims he was not spoken to about a new deal to remain at Roots Hall.

“We’re surprised by Sean’s comments because we were in negotiations with his agent for several months,” said a club spokesman.

“Verbal and written offers were made but were both turned down.”