Southend United are delighted to confirm the signing of Callum Powell from Kettering Town for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old forward, who celebrates his birthday today, has agreed terms on a two-and-a-half-year deal at Roots Hall.
Powell has been in terrific form for Kettering in the Vanarama National League North, topping the Poppies’ scoring charts with 14 goals in all competitions and adding seven assists too.
And the former Northampton Town, Wrexham, Tamworth and Stourbridge player is excited to be joining and can't wait to get started.
He said: "It’s a massive opportunity and I’m really grateful to Southend for giving me the platform to kick on and show what I’m about.
"Since I spoke to the club, I’ve been really excited about everything that's going on and the project that is happening here.
"I’m going to do everything I can to help the team get to where they want to get to and fulfil my own aspirations and goals as well.
"I’ve worked extremely hard for this opportunity, and I’ve proven myself and scored a lot of goals this season. But that’s not to stop now, that’s for me to kick on again with a great club like Southend and take my journey to a new level, scoring more goals, making more things happen and winning more games.
"I can’t wait to get my teeth into it and I’m looking forward to Saturday and starting this journey as I mean to go on.”
Blues head coach Kevin Maher said: "He was brought to our attention quite early on and another one that we’ve watched a lot of.
"I’m sure he’s going to excite the fans with how he plays. He’s direct, he goes at players and he’s been having a great season at Kettering so we’re delighted to have him on board.
"His numbers have been great this season and speaking to him he’s determined to improve.
"He’s at an absolutely perfect age for us and I think he can come in and contribute straight away.
"We're delighted to have him on board and he adds to the competition we’ve already got in them attacking areas, and something slightly different to what we’ve got.
"I'd like to thank the Chairman, the CEO, everyone involved in the recruiting team and the coaching team too who have all once again played their part in bringing another excellent addition into the squad, and one that I’m sure the fans will take to straight away.”
Powell has taken the number 11 shirt, which is available to sponsor for the remainder of the season. Call commercial on 01702 304136 for more details.