GREG Halford is training with Southend United, Echosport understands.

The 35-year-old, who can play in defence and midfield, has been without a club since leaving Aberdeen in July 2019.

But he remains determined to keep playing and recently took to social media in a bid to earn himself another club.

And Halford also revealed he would be willing to pay for free until January.

Writing on social media website LinkedIn, he said: “If there are any clubs out there looking for an experienced and motivated player with over 500 league appearances, I’m willing to play for free up to January.

“I’ve had a pre-season with a club and trained everyday since and still training now, so I’m fit and ready to go into a team.

“My hunger is as strong as ever and willing to do anything to get my career up and running again.”

Halford started his career with Blues’ Essex rivals Colchester United before going on to play for a number of clubs including Reading, Sunderland and Sheffield United.

In total he has been transferred for £7million in his career, which has seen him make 517 appearances in total.

But Halford cannot be registered by the Shrimpers until their transfer embargo is removed.