Southend United loanee seals switch back to Essex

A loanee from Southend United, has returned to Essex after joining Chelmsford City of the National League South.

During his 2022–23 season on loan at Blues from Wrexham, he scored five goals in 21 games.

Additionally, Jake Hyde, the 33-year-old has chosen to remain in National League South with the Clarets after playing for Yeovil Town during the previous season.

Robbie Simpson, the manager of Chelmsford, stated on the team’s website: “I am truly thrilled and thrilled to be able to bring Jake to the football club.”

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in communication with Jake to make sure this is the appropriate move for both of us, and I believe we are both equally eager to get underway.

We don’t frequently get the chance to recruit a player like him, especially a centre forward, and we haven’t really been able to since I took over as manager.

“Having a player like Jake on the team who can provide so much leadership and physicality to the upper half of the pitch excites me greatly.

He’ll be able to control the ball, make it stick, enter the box, and finish with goals.

RELATED: Fossetts Farm decision expected by Friday

Over the weekend, the head of Southend Council provided a startling update on the state of the agreement to rescue Southend United, indicating that the Fossetts Farm proposal had collapsed.

The club and its hordes of devoted supporters were waiting on the council to finish the last round of “due diligence,” which would allow the club to be sold to the consortium and approve contentious plans for 1,300 new residences.

Though he had earlier stated there would be no updates on the status of the agreement until today, Labour leader Daniel Cowan released the bad news on Saturday, declaring the plan “did not pass”.

Alternatively, a strategy different from Citizen Housing has been created, and a decision is anticipated by Friday.

The latest proposal aims to go back to the 2021 agreement, which divided residences between Fossetts Farm and Roots Hall, but without the stadium.

According to the most recent plan, up to 1,300 homes might be built at Fossetts Farm in exchange for Southend United being sold to the group led by Justin Rees.

“Due diligence on the proposed Fossetts Farm deal that was negotiated by the former leader of the council and presented to the policy and resources scrutiny committee on April 24 has now completed,” Mr. Cowan stated in an update letter sent out on Saturday. I regret to notify you that the idea was not approved after careful consideration.

Mr. Cowan stated earlier this month that he intended to make changes to the plans and present a workable approach that “does not put public money at unnecessary risk.”

He stated: “We wrote to Citizen Housing today with a proposal that we think can be made to work and that achieves all of those objectives. All of those goals add up to the fact that we are essentially trying to go back to the 2021 model, sans the stadium. They have until this Friday, June 21, to reply.

Additionally, Mr. Cowan urged fans to exercise discipline in order to “minimize distractions.”

He stated: “I would urge restraint at this point to minimize distractions and maximize our chances of getting an agreement. I want those involved in responding to our letter to be completely focused on making this work.” Although it might seem like a bad update, I think this is the best one yet. Time will no longer be wasted on ideas that won’t work, and a viable plan is now available.

On June 26, the Blues will appear in the High Court to answer to a possible winding-up petition from Stewarts Law and an ex-club sponsor whose money is estimated to be worth approximately £500,000.

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