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McCormack signs new Southend deal

Alan McCormack
McCormack joined Southend from Preston (Getty Images)

Southend United midfielder Alan McCormack has signed a new three-year contract with the League One club.

The 24-year-old Irishman scored nine goals for the Shrimpers last season as they reached the play-off semi-finals.

McCormack had 12 months left on his previous deal but, with a number of clubs intrested in him,the club have secured him on a long term deal.

McCormack said: "I know it was put out that I rejected the club's first offer but I was never looking to get away."

see also
MacDonald set to leave Southend
10 Jun 08 |  Southend
Shrimpers net keeper Mildenhall
06 Jun 08 |  Southend
Martin angry at agents' demands
06 Jun 08 |  Southend
McCormack out to make town proud
15 May 08 |  Southend

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