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Eastwood returns to Southend

Freddy Eastwood has joined former club Southend United on a two-year deal after a loan spell with the Essex-based side last season.

The striker (pictured), whose contract with former club Coventry has now expired, will be rejoining the club he scored 65 goals for before departing them for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2007 for £1.5m.

Eastwood failed to replicate his good form at Wolves, and then Coventry, and subsequently returned to Roots Hall on loan last season.

The Wales international had great success during his time at the club between 2004 and 2007, coming to wider prominence during his side’s shock 1-0 Carling Cup victory over Manchester United in 2006, in which he scored.

Despite recently undergoing a minor knee operation, Eastwood is now fit and will be hoping to lead the Shrimpers to promotion from League Two in the season ahead.

By Ross D’lima – Follow me on Twitter @RossDlima

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