Friday, 19 July 2013

Southend eye move for Hammers defender

By Alex Shilling, News Editor

@alexshilling on Twitter

West Ham full back Jordan Spence looks set to leave the Boleyn Ground this summer, with several clubs including League Two outfit Southend interested.

The Shrimpers are said to be in pole position to sign Spence, with boss Phil Brown having watched a commanding defensive display from the right back as West Ham's U21 side thrashed Swansea U21s 4-0.

The 23 year old made his Irons debut in May 2010 but has only managed 6 competitive appearances since and manager Sam Allardyce is not thought to see the Academy graduate as part of his first team plans.

Spence has thus far taken in highly productive loan spells at Leyton Orient, Scunthorpe and, most recently, Bristol City and it is thought that the Robins are considering a move for the versatile young defender after he impressed in two separate loan spells at the club before relegation from the Championship last season.

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