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News: Southend United sign Glen Rea on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion

28 August 2015

Young centre back makes move to Roots Hall from Championship club until January 2016.

Southend United are pleased to announce our second signing of the day with the capture of defender Glen Rea on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The centre back will remain at Roots Hall until 2nd January 2016 after agreeing a deal this afternoon.

Glen played against Blues recently in the Capital One Cup game at Roots Hall only a few weeks ago, and boss Phil Brown has moved swiftly to get the powerful centre half to Southend.

The 20-year-old Rea has been with Brighton since he was 10 and this is his first loan move away from the Seagulls.

Glen has appeared twice for Brighton – both in the Capital One Cup.

Glen has been allocated squad number 20.

There will be reaction from Glen on his move to the Blues on the official website and on Blues Player HD shortly.

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