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Southern set for Grayson reunion at Huddersfield

Southern set for Grayson reunion at Huddersfield

Blackpool's longest serving player, Keith Southern, is set to end a ten-year spell at the club after agreeing a deal with Huddersfield Town, the Gazette report.

Southern, who was signed by Steve McMahon on a free transfer, will join up with former Pool manager Simon Grayson at the Galpharm.

The fee is believed to be in the region of £300,000 and the midfielder is expected to pen a three-year deal.

At 31, Southern's box-to-box ability could show signs of waning. In any case, Ian Holloway has shown he now prefers a midfield able to retain possession, with the time probably right for the player to move on.

Forever a fans' favourite, the Geordie's commitment to the cause and defensive vigour - alongside popping up with the odd important goal - was integral in the Seasiders gaining two promotions in a decade glittering with success.

His remarkable character was evident last season when he fought back into action after having a tumour removed. Southern will be a huge loss in the dressing room as well as on the pitch and is the last of the Blackpool side of the early noughties to leave Bloomfield Road.



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Writer:Editor
Date:Wednesday July 25 2012
Time: 10:39AM

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