Will Atkinson: Southend United midfielder signs two-year deal

Will Atkinson
Will Atkinson has made 93 appearances for Southend since joining in 2013

Southend United midfielder Will Atkinson has signed a new two-year contract with the League One club.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Shrimpers in 2013, made 39 league appearances last season as his side won promotion via the League Two play-offs.

He follows manager Phil Brown in signing a new deal at Roots Hall.

"I was pleased with last season from a personal point of view and with us winning promotion, it turned out to be a great campaign," said Atkinson.

"I've played a lot of football for Southend since I joined the club and I really can't wait to play in League One next season."

The former Hull trainee had eight loan spells in the Football League before spending the 2012-13 season full-time with Bradford and then joining Southend.

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