JACK Bridge has completed his return to Southend United.

The attacking midfielder, who left Blues back in 2018, has signed a one year long contract with the option of a further 12 months.

And Bridge is delighted to be back with his hometown club.

"It’s my home club, I’ve been here for years before, still live around the corner and talking to the people here it was something I was really excited about," said Bridge.

"It’s a club that is really close to me.

"I was here since from the under nines to the age of 21 before leaving.

"There was a chance of me coming back last season but this e it feels right and I’m looking forward to getting started."

The 25-year-old midfielder came through the youth ranks at Roots Hall and made 11 first team appearances before his departure. 

Since then, Bridge has spent time with Carlisle United, Northampton Town, Concord Rangers and Bromley.

And Bridge feels that will put him in good stead for next season. 

"Since I left I’ve played a lot of games, some of them in the Football League," said Bridge.

"This season I played for Bromley in the National League which is where we’ll be playing next season so I think I’ve got a lot of experience since leaving, a lot of games and that will put me in good stead for the season ahead."