Southend United have offered Mark Oxley a new contract, according to the Southend Echo.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract next month meaning he will become available on a free transfer. He has been attracting attention from Championship side Millwall.

Mark Oxley has impressed for the Shrimpers this season and they are very keen to tie him down on a new deal. He has been their first choice goalkeeper since he joined them in 2016.

Oxley started his career at Rotherham United and was snapped up by Hull City in 2008 for around £150,000. However, the Tigers were in the Premier League and Oxley found his first-team chances limited. He spent time on loan at Walsall, Grimsby Town, Burton Albion, Oldham Athletic and Hibernian.

He played once for Hull City during his seven years there but got plenty of game time out on loan. Oxley was released in 2015 and joined Hibernian on a permanent deal and won the Scottish Cup in 2016 before leaving that summer to join Southend United on a two-year deal.

Millwall are said to be interested in signing him on a free transfer as they look to add some depth to their goalkeeping options and provide some competition to their current number one, Jordan Archer. Mark Oxley is an experienced option but he will have to consider whether he wants to be first-choice at Southend in League One or potentially a back-up at Millwall.

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