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Freddy Eastwood released by Southend United.

Freddy EastwoodFormer Coventry City striker Freddy Eastwood will not be offered offered a new contract with League Two side Southend United and will leave the club when his current contract expires on June 30th.

Eastwood began his career with West Ham and moved on to Grays Athletic before joining the Southend in 2004, initially on loan.

After 49 goals in 111 games, including a stunning free kick against Manchester United in the League Cup, Wolves paid £1.5m for his signature.

Eastwood joined The Sky Blues when Chris Coleman paid Wolves £1.2m for his services only a season after Wolves after a disappointing spell at Molieunx.

Upon his arrival, Eastwood revealed his delight at the switch; “The move has been talked about for quite a while so I am just delighted it’s finally going through,”

“My aim is to end the season as the club’s top goalscorer. I’ve scored goals elsewhere and that is exactly what I want to do here at Coventry.”

In four years at The Ricoh Arena under Chris Coleman and then Andy Thorn he is the only Coventry player to score a hat-trick at The Ricoh Arena, when he netted all three goals in a 3-2 win over Peterborough United in December 2009 but in total could only find the net 17 times.

After leaving the club upon the expiration of his contract, Eastwood returned to Roots Hall for a second spell with Southend and has scored 77 goals for the club across his two spells.

Eastwood has four goals in 11 international appearances for Wales.

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