Southend United: Eastwood released by League Two club

Freddy Eastwood

Southend United have released experienced striker Freddy Eastwood after his second spell with the club.

Eastwood, 30, first joined Southend in 2004 from Grays Athletic and played a major role in helping the Shrimpers secure successive promotions.

He was sold to Wolves in 2007 for £1.5m and then moved to Coventry City in 2008 for £1.2m.

Eastwood returned to Roots Hall in 2012 and leaves having scored a total of 77 goals for the Essex club.

In a statement,external-link the club described him as a "Southend legend".