Southend United: Bilel Mohsni among five to leave club

Bilel Mohsni

Defender Bilel Mohsni has left Southend after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

The controversial 25-year-old Tunisian was released by the League Two club following talks with boss Phil Brown.

Mohsni scored 18 goals in 62 league appearances for the Shrimpers, but also picked up four red and 18 yellow cards.

And his reputation was further marred by his decision to take the train home after games on two occasions, rather than travel with his team-mates.

Mohsni had a loan spell with Ipswich last September, but failed to do enough to persuade the Championship club to sign him and returned to Southend.

Midfielders Mickey Spillane, John Spicer and Alex Woodyard, and striker Elliot Benyon have also left the Shrimpers after their contracts expired.