Ollie Kensdale Completes Roots Hall Switch

SOUTHEND have finally completed the signing of Concord Rangers youngster Ollie Kensdale following the lifting of the club’s transfer embargo.

The 21-year old has been with the club for close to a month but unfortunately was unable to sign for the club due to a transfer embargo placed upon the Shrimpers by the National League.

Speaking to the media Kensdale had the following to say.

I’m buzzing,” Ollie said upon signing. “It’s obviously been a little while [coming], but I’ve been in for a month and I’ve got to know the players really well. I can’t wait to play now.

I think we’ve done really well in the ones that I’ve watched since I’ve been here and I just want to get involved myself now, I can’t wait!


The whole management staff have given me a lot of confidence in training, I’m looking forward to showing them what I can do, along with the fans too. The backing has been amazing for the away games and I’m sure it’ll only get better as we climb up the table.

Colchester was a great Academy but I didn’t really get the chance to play. I had options from the National League and League Two but I felt like dropping down to Concord and enjoying my football was the best option for me.

It was one of the best career moves I’ve made because I’ve since played regularly and shown people what I can do. Now I feel like I can do that at Southend.

The gaffer has given me the confidence that I can show him and show the fans what I’m about and I can’t wait to get out there now.

I like to get the ball on the deck and play, that’s what I think I’m good at and it’s the way the gaffer wants to play.

I’m definitely one that wants to play out from the back and show what I can do.

Ollie Kensdale speaking to SouthendUnited.co.uk

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Author: Uncle_Rons_Teapot

Born and bred in Southend-on-sea and have supported the Shrimpers since 95. Season ticket holder in the East stand and occasionally travel away although recently that has become a challenge due to my health.