NEW Billericay goalkeeper Harry Seaden has said it was a "no-brainer" to join the club.

The 21-year-old was one of five new signings made by the club after he joined one a one-year deal to become the club's first choice goalkeeper.

He told The Echo: "It has been a bit of a difficult period since January and leaving Southend and the different clubs I have been too.

"I have really enjoyed everywhere I have been. It has been such a learning curve for me especially as I have been going all over the country and training with people at a high standard.

Echo: Seaden will be the first-choice goalkeeper at Billericay TownSeaden will be the first-choice goalkeeper at Billericay Town

"But it came to a stage where I needed games of football and the contact with Billericay was near enough a no brainer.

"The infrastructure of the club and the process that they are going through. They are bringing in younger players to progress the team up the leagues and start to rebuilt.

"It is massive for me to help Billericay out to get the promotion that they are aiming for and to help me build a foundation for my own career, but the main target is to get promotion and have a really good season.

"I just need games of football, regular football where I can prove myself not only to other clubs, but in the local area as well as I am grew up in Southend and it is important to me to make a statement in the area.

"I am really looking forward to the new season and the people at Billericay have made the move so easy because of the way they have treated me."

Seaden spent trial periods at Championship side Swansea City, Derby County and Gillingham and he believes that it has helped him progress his footballing ability.

He said: "It has been fantastic. Especially at Derby County I was there for just over a month and obviously working with Wayne Rooney and things like that was inspirational to think of what the standard I can get to.

Echo: Harry Seaden worked with Derby County and former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney during his time at the RamsHarry Seaden worked with Derby County and former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney during his time at the Rams

"It makes me believe in myself and makes me want to kick on. The games is what I need now to cement and kick start my career."

Seaden still has love for Southend which he left earlier in the year, but is grateful for support that he still receives from fans.

He said: "I loved every minute I had at Southend, I would like to thank the fans for wishing me luck in my career.

"I really appreciate the people involved at Billericay to make it happen and make me sign the deal."