Southend United have confirmed on their club website that Manchester United’s young midfielder Ethan Hamilton has joined on loan for the 2019/20 League One season.

After spending the second half of last season on loan with Rochdale, Ethan Hamilton is set for another spell in League One. The Manchester United man will spend the campaign on loan with Southend United, coming in to add some further reinforcement and cover to Kevin Bond’s midfield ranks.

The 20-year-old’s loan spell with Rochdale was his first taste of senior football after spending his time with the Manchester United youth sides. He scored four goals in 14 games at Spotland and is now looking forward to spending the season with Southend.

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Speaking to the club website upon the confirmation of the move, Hamilton said:

“I needed to get out and play first-team football to keep developing and moving forward and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be able to come to Southend and do that.

“League One is a great league and there’s loads of competition in it and I can’t wait to get going and working with the group.”

Hamilton then went on to discuss how his short loan spell with Rochdale helped his development and gave fans a hint of what he is looking to bring to the club.

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“It was different coming away from U23s football and it was a great experience for me, one that I really enjoyed.

“I just want to play the best I can, give my all for the team and that’s what I want to do. I’m quite all action. I like to get around the pitch and affect the game the best I can.

“The games are coming thick and fast and hopefully we can get on a bit of a run and bounce into the next games. I’m ready and raring to go. I’ve been working hard and that win on Tuesday was great so hopefully, we can carry that on into the next games.”


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