SOUTHEND United have completed the signing of Stephen Hendrie.

The left-back, who made five appearances while on loan with Blues in early 2016, has signed a two year deal at the club.

And the 22-year-old is happy to be back at Roots Hall.

“I enjoyed my spell here last time and last season I kept a look out on the results and it was frustrating to just miss out on the play-offs so I can’t wait for the season ahead and hopefully we can go one step further," said Hendrie.

“I’m glad it’s all sorted ahead of the start of pre-season, I’m looking forward to getting fit, meet all the boys and get going again.”