Tonight, Chelmsford City Football Club can confirm the signing of Glen Southam, following his release from last season’s Conference South Champions Eastleigh.
34-year-old Southam, who began his career at Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, captained Richard Hill’s Eastleigh to the 2013-14 Conference South title, and won Eastleigh's player of the year for the last three seasons.
The 5ft 7inch centre-midfielder has a wealth of experience after turning out for the likes of Dagenham & Redbridge, Histon, Barnet and Dover Athletic, while also gaining international honours in England’s ‘C’ set-up.
City manager Mark Hawkes is absolutely delighted with the latest member to the squad, saying: "Glen is a great player, he knows how to win games and championships and has a vast amount of experience. Glen is a leader and a winner.
I would also like to thank the Chelmsford City Supporters' Club who through their 12th Man fund raising initiative have put us in a position to pull off this deal."
Supporters' Club Chairman Elect, Tom Vickers, commented: "During the close season the Supporter's Club felt that it was vital that we promote the 12th Man Fund to help the Management Team build a competitive side for the forthcoming season.
"We also felt that targeting a specific player for this years appeal would make the fund more visible and attractive."
The Club would also like to thank all those that contribute to the 12th Man Fund and of course we welcome Glen to Melbourne Stadium and wish him a successful spell at the Clarets.