Former Shrimper's experience is a boost for Halstead's promotion push

Halstead Gazette: David McSweeney pictured during his Southend United days David McSweeney pictured during his Southend United days

Halstead Town manager Mark Benterman is delighted to have been able to add some former professional experience to his side at a crucial part of their season.

Former Southend United defender David McSweeney has joined his old friend Benterman at Rosemary Lane and the Town boss is expecting to add another ex-professional player to his squad soon.

He said: “Macca has come in as a favour to me really.

“We’ve known each other since the age of five and came through Billericay’s youth set-up together before he went off to join Southend.

“He went on to play more than 70 Football League games for them and what a great role model for our young players to learn from."

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