Matthew Lund has joined Blues on a one-month emergency loan deal
The Club are delighted to announce we have signed Stoke City youngster Matthew Lund on an emergency 28-day loan.
The 22-year-old will link straight up with the squad and be available for tomorrow’s game against Northampton Town at Roots Hall.
The midfielder, who can also play in defence, began his career in the youth set-up at Crewe Alexandra before moving to Stoke City in 2009.
Matthew is yet to make a senior appearance for Tony Pulis’ side, but has enjoyed loan spells at a number of clubs.
In 2010 he made three appearances in all competitions for Hereford United before making a further three for Oldham Athletic later in that season.
In January 2012 he joined Bristol Rovers and made 13 appearances for the club, scoring two goals.
He returned to Rovers this summer and has made 20 appearances for them in all competitions, scoring twice.
Speaking about the move, boss Paul Sturrock said: “Matthew has played a number of games at this level already this season so he knows exactly what to expect.
“We saw him play against us earlier in the season when we won 3-2 at Bristol Rovers and we knew then he was a good player.
“We’re delighted to have been able to bring him in to helps us with all the injuries we have been suffering from of late.”
Matthew said: “It’s great to be here and I’m really looking forward to getting started and meeting the lads.
“I have played against Southend this season already and they were a very good team when they visited Bristol Rovers.
“I’ve been made aware of the number of injuries they are suffering from so hopefully I can really help them during my time here.”
Matthew will be eligible for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second-leg against Leyton Orient at Roots Hall next Wednesday.