FORMER Barnet midfielder James Dunne has been snapped up by Southend United following his release from Barnet.
Dunne previously played under the management of Phil Brown whilst with Swindon Town and will reunite with Brown at Roots Hall in the build-up to the 21/22 National League campaign.
The veteran has penned a two-year deal with the club and is said to have jumped at the chance to join the Essex-based club.
It’s a lovely stadium and there are lovely facilities so I can’t wait to get started.
Obviously I’ve worked with the gaffer before at Swindon and I know what he’s like.
I enjoyed my time playing under him and where the club wants to go all sold it for me.
As soon as I heard there was interest I was buzzing to meet up with the gaffer and have a chat.
When I spoke to him last Monday he told me his plans and I couldn’t wait to get it done.
With a club the size of Southend that was in League One touching the Championship not long ago we have to be aiming for promotion.
What has happened since has not been nice, but hopefully we can get the club on the up again and promotion has to be the target this season.
I’m a front foot player, workman-like.
I’m not going to set fireworks off but I’m a hard worker and I like to get on the ball and pass it.James Dunne
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