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Last modified on Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:12:20

Midfielder: Simon Livett

  • Date of birth: 8th January 1969
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 12 stone
  • Previous clubs: West Ham, Leyton Orient, Cambridge United, Billericay Town, Grays
Simon is a 29-year old midfielder whom we turned down when we had him on trial last season. He has since been with Grays and Billericay Town. He spent some time with West Ham and has been given a last chance to make it in professional football.

Southend have given him a short-term contract with the offer of a longer deal if he proves able to challenge for a first-team spot. Alvin said:

I played at Hammers when Simon was there and he was rated one of the top young prospects, he had a great touch and excellent technique... but he lost his way and drifted out of the pro game but is desperate to get a second chance and has come in for pre-season training with us and looks to have regained a lot of his appetite.

You often find that some youngsters don't realise until it's too late exactly what they've got as pro-footballers and I think that is what happened to Simon.

© Luke Bosman Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:12:20

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