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Sam Hart arrived at Boundary Park on a one-year deal with an option.
The 24-year-old returns to the North West after rejecting a new deal at Southend United, where he played 21 times in the second part of the 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two season.
Predominantly used on the left-side, Hart started his youth career at both Manchester United and Liverpool before being sold to Blackburn Rovers in 2017. A number of loan spells followed in the Football League where he gained vital experience at the likes of Rochdale, Southend and Shrewsbury before making the switch back to Roots Hall permanent in November 2020.
A defender by trade, he is described as a player who enjoys supporting attacks and poses a threat with his skill, speed and strength.