New signing Wayne Gray has blamed his departure from Southend United on his lack of job security at Roots Hall. The Shrimpers offered Gray a year extension on his current deal, on the same terms as when he arrived at the club and Gray considered that was not enough to justify staying at the Essex club.
Speaking to the South Essex Echo, Gray explained: ""It not the money that's an issue. It's just that at 25 years of age I wanted a bit more security than just another year and I don't feel wanted or appreciated either. Southend offered me the same terms as they did when I joined them in League Two and I thought I deserved a bit of a reward for what I had done with them. I wasn't asking for a big rise but I got some vital goals at some vital stages and would like to think I contributed to the two promotions we had as well.That's why I thought I should have had a bit of an increase."
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