Morecambe have completed the signing of defender Stephen Hendrie. The full-back arrives on a free transfer from Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.
Hendrie is Morecambe’s first summer signing as Derek Adams begins to build a squad hoping to improve on last season’s campaign of struggle.
Morecambe Sign Defender Stephen Hendrie
Hendrie Joins From Scottish Premiership Side Kilmarnock
Morecambe announced they had signed the defender via their website. Hendrie arrives from Kilmarnock and has signed a one year deal at the Globe Arena.
Hendrie began his career with Hamilton Academical, making over 100 appearances for the Accies. His time at Hamilton was a successful one with the full back helping the Accies secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership. His impressive displays earned him a move to West Ham United.
The full-back is vastly experienced and will certainly shore up the Morecambe defence. His move to West Ham brought plenty of excitement. However, he made a handful of appearances for the Hammers in the Premier League. A loan spell at Blackburn Rovers followed before his release in 2017.
Since leaving West Ham, Hendrie has featured for Southend United spending two seasons at Roots Hall before joining Kilmarnock last summer.
The full-back is experienced in the Football League, and at 25, his best years are certainly still to come.
Hendrie Happy to Join Morecambe
Speaking to the Morecambe website about his move, Hendrie said: “I’m really happy that everything has been sorted and after lockdown and four months without football, I can’t wait to get going.”
“I played a lot of games early in my career but the last few years has seen things come to a bit of a stall and I’m really happy to be at Morecambe and looking forward to playing football again.”
Manager Derek Adams added: “Stephen has a lot of experience at a good level and went to West Ham for £1M earlier in his career.”
“He will give us competition in our defence and will strengthen us on the left-hand side of the pitch, He is a good fit for us.”
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