Bilel Mohsni feared for Southend United future

Bilel Mohsni

Southend United's Bilel Mohsni has admitted he thought his career at the club was over.

The Frenchman returned to the team in a month after asking to be substituted and travelling home on his own from a defeat at Morecambe.

The 24-year-old told BBC Essex: "I think the chairman and the manager have given me another chance.

"[I had thought] they would put me out on loan."

Mohsni has had a turbulent season at Southend. He was disciplined by the club in August for his part in a fracas and he was also involved in a bust-up with his own players in the aftermath of an FA Cup defeat at Oldham.

He spent a number of weeks away from the club following the game at Morecambe but has returned as Southend seek to re-ignite their promotion challenge.

Mohsni added: "I was disappointed in myself. When I sign up for a team I try to finish the job and I know with this team I hadn't finished the job."