Southend United are pleased to announce the signing of striker Nile Ranger.
The 29-year-old has re-joined the club on an incentivised month-to-month contract.
He previously spent two years at Roots Hall between 2016 and 2018, making 49 appearances and scoring 10 goals.
Mark Molesley said: "Nile has been in training for two months getting fit before integrating into the first team training and he’s shown the right attitude ever since he walked through the door and has worked hard to get his fitness up.
"He came in originally on his own away from the group to work on his fitness and we have slowly integrated him into the first team sessions.
"Nile has still got to earn the right to play for this club and he knows that himself. Everyone has to earn the right.
"He has got to repay the faith I have shown him on the pitch, and I am excited to see a fully fit Nile play for this football club.
"His desire to play football again is clear and he is very passionate about Southend United, as long as he continues to work as hard as he has been over this period then he will play a part for the remainder of the season."