Southend United midfielder Michael Timlin is delighted to have sorted his future, after agreeing to sign a two-year contract extension at Roots Hall.Timlin, a hero during Southend’s successful Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off campaign last season, says that he had offers from elsewhere but, after taking his time to think his decision through, he opted to stay with the Shrimpers.
The 30-year-old is now looking forward to the new season, and he believes that Southend can be very successful at Sky Bet League 1 level.
“I'm really happy to get the deal sorted and done and dusted,” Timlin told the club’s official site.
“I'm looking forward to next season with the exciting signings the gaffer wants to make to add to an already strong squad.
“I was fortunate to have the most interest I've ever had. The clubs interested in me got into double figures but I said to my agent to let me enjoy my break and to get things done when I returned. I had a great two weeks off then I sat down with my agent.
“I always was adamant I wanted to know what the situation was with Southend first. I feel I've had a really good career here and the fans have taken to me. I'm working really well with Phil Brown – he seems to bring out the best in me.
“We needed to get promoted and we stepped up to the plate. With the additions the manager wants to bring in, I think we can be a real force in League 1 next season.”