RYAN Auger has signed a one-year deal at Southend United.

The 19-year-old right-back, who has been with the club since the age of 11, has penned a 12-month contact to remain at Roots Hall.

And that delighted the club’s chief executive Steve Kavanagh.

“Ryan is a terrific prospect and we’re confident he can develop into an excellent player with us,” said Kavanagh.

“The manager has seen something in him as well and I’m really pleased that Ryan will be with us for 2013/14.”