Southend United have today taken midfielder Scott Donnelly on loan from Aldershot Town until the start of January.
The midfielder has linked up with manger Paul Sturrock’s squad ahead of the 5pm loan deadline this evening.
Donnelly, 24, has made 6 appearances for the Shots after joining earlier this season following his release by Swansea City.
“With Christmas coming up Scott is coming in to provide some cover for the squad,” manager Paul Sturrock said.
“The opportunity was there to take him short term and with a lot of games coming up you never know if we might need him because of injuries and suspension.
“He obviously knows the squad following his trial from the summer so will be able to fit right in.”