SOUTHEND United have completed the signing of former Cambridge United right-back Leon Davies.

The 22-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season.

And Blues boss Kevin Maher is keen to have the defender on board.

“It’s something that popped up,” said Maher.

“He’s played 60 odd games for Cambridge and played a lot when they got promoted.

“But he’s had a tough time with injury but he’s been back and played a few games.

"I have to say Jason [Demetriou] has done ever so well in that area and played brilliantly on Saturday, but Leon comes in and I think he will be good for us.

"He’ll be looking to kick start his career again after the injuries that he’s had so we’ll be good for him and he’ll be good for us as well.”