SOUTHEND United have signed Leicester City winger Layton Ndukwu on a season long loan.

The 20-year-old will boost the Shrimpers out wide.

And he is keen to make a good impact at Roots Hall.

"I‘m really happy to be here," said Ndukwu.

"It’s a really good opportunity to get some first team football at a good club and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve been trying to get out on loan for the last three years but I’ve matured a lot recently and it was just a matter of time before I went out.

“I need a fresh and more competitive challenge to kick start my professional career and I hope to make the most of the opportunity."