Southend United striker Kenny Coker played for Norwich's Under-18s in a 3-1 win over Brighton on 10th April 2021.
A product of the Bowers & Pitsea and Billericay Town youth systems, Coker joined Southend in 2019. He made his senior debut for the Shrimpers on 1st February 2020 against Lincoln in League One. At 16 years and 83 days he was the third youngest player to ever play for Southend United. He needed his headteacher's permission to play for Southend. Ricky Duncan, Southend's Academy Manager, said “Kenny is still in Year 11 so we had to get a letter from his headteacher and his parents as well before he was allowed to play"#
At the time of his game for Norwich's Under-18s, he had played four further games for Southend.
Southend were relegated to the National League on 1st May 2021