Ted Smith: Southend and England Under-20 keeper signs new deal

Ted Smith
Ted Smith has yet to make a first-team appearance for Southend this season

England Under-20 goalkeeper Ted Smith has signed a new deal with Southend to keep him at Roots Hall until 2018.

The 19-year-old, who has been named in the national U20 side for a tournament in Germany, has made four first-team appearances since coming through the Shrimpers' youth ranks.

"I want the jersey," Smith told the club website.external-link

"Dan [Bentley] is doing brilliantly and if he takes a knock then I need to be ready to step in."