FORMER Southend United left-back Ben Coker has joined National League side Solihull Moors.

Coker made 208 appearances for the Shrimpers between 2013 and 2019.

But the 33-year-old is now looking forward to the season ahead with Solihull.

He told the club website: “I’m absolutely buzzing. I spoke to the gaffer in the summer, and I knew a couple of the boys already, so it’s good to get it over the line.

“I’ve been really impressed with all the boys and how together they are – that’s massively important to me, I want to be involved with the boys all the time.

“There is a lot of competitiveness in this division, and everyone will be scrapping for the positions, so I just can’t wait to have a right go at it and hopefully we have a really good season.”

Since leaving the Shrimpers, Coker has played for Lincoln City and Stevenage.

Blues head to Solihull a week on Saturday for their first away game of the season.


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