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News: Blues complete double deal in time for Mansfield Town test

31 October 2014

Defender returns to Roots Hall on loan from Yeovil Town, whilst striker arrives from West Ham United

Southend United are delighted to announce the signings of defender Jakub Sokolik and striker Elliot Lee on loan from Yeovil Town and West Ham United, respectively.

Sokolik is a familiar face to Blues fans, and joins Southend on an initial month-long loan deal from Sky Bet League One side Yeovil.

Lee - son of former West Ham and Newcastle United player Rob Lee - has agreed a three-month stay at Roots Hall.

Sokolik impressed everyone during a ten-game loan spell at the end of last season, when he joined on loan from Liverpool, and the 21-year-old Czech centre half formed a great pairing with John Egan.

On his departure from Liverpool in the summer, Jakub opted for a move to Yeovil on a free transfer and has played 11 times for the Glovers this season.

On his return to Blues, Jakub said: “I really enjoyed my time at Southend last season and when I had the chance to come back, it was something I was interested in.

“Hopefully, during this month, I can play plenty of games and have an effect on the team as we look to push up the table.”

Lee came through the West Ham Academy and has so far made one competitive appearance for Sam Allardyce's side.

The forward enjoyed a loan spell with Colchester United last season and scored once from four games during his stay at the U's.

Boss Phil Brown said: "I'd like to thank Sam Allardyce for allowing us to take Elliot on loan. He's someone who is capable of scoring goals at this level and I'm delighted to have him here."

Both players go straight into the Blues squad for the trip to Mansfield Town tomorrow.

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