RYAN Hall has revealed he regrets leaving Southend United.

The winger - who was voted into Blues’ team of the decade - shone brightly for the Shrimpers between 2010 and 2012.

But Hall has failed to hit those heights since departing Roots Hall.

And the 32-year-old now feels he should have stayed with Southend for longer.

“If I’m honest I wish I had stayed at Southend and never decided to leave,” said Hall.

“When I did leave I look back now and think I was wrongly advised at the time by agents.

“I was playing games and playing well so I should really have stayed for longer and I regret that now.”

Hall joined Leeds United in October 2012 but was unable to establish himself in the starting line-up at Elland Road.

And Hall remains frustrated by how things have gone since leaving the Shrimpers.

“Things haven’t gone to plan since I left,” said Hall.

“I went to a few massive clubs but the managers that bought me in got sacked and I also had a few injuries that took me longer than I thought to come back from.

“I was also out of contract at that time so I’ve been a bit unlucky as well.”

However, it will always be his spell with the Shrimpers which Hall will remember with the most fondness.

“I really enjoyed my time at Southend and I met some really lovely people and friends,” said Hall.

“I was really pleased and privileged to be voted into the team of the decade to be honest and it’s a place and a club that will always have a special place in my heart.

“I played my best football there and the club stuck by me when I got myself in a bit of bother too.”

Hall spent a night in prison after pleading guilty to affray but his initial 20 week sentence was suspended on appeal.

However, Hall - who now plays for Southern Counties East League Premier Division side Beckhenham Town - has not given up hope of returning to the Football League.

“I’ve dropped out of the League to play non-league and I haven’t managed to get back,” said Hall.

“I haven’t given up hope though.

“I would love to get back into the League and maybe even come back to Southend to finish my career.”

Winger Hall, who started his career at Crystal Palace, scored 23 goals in 105 appearances while with the Shrimpers.