SOUTHEND United have signed Noor Husin from Dartford.

The former Reading, Crystal Palace, Notts County and Stevenage midfielder arrives at Roots Hall on a two-and-a-half-year deal after Blues agreed an undisclosed fee with the National League South club.

And Shrimpers boss Kevin Maher is delighted to have signed the Afghanistan international.

“Having played in midfield I get a feel for the type of player I like and he’s one that you can see the obvious quality he has,” said Maher.

“It’s area on the pitch where you’ve got to keep the ball, whether it’s simple or play forward passes, and just dictate the tempo of the game.

“I’m sure that’s something Noor can bring to the team.

“He’s got great quality on the ball, keeps it well and has got a pass that can open up defences at times.”

The 24-year-old has won 14 caps for Afghanistan since his debut in 2018.

And Maher feels the midfielder is joining Blues at the right time.

“It’s the perfect time where he’s motivated to kick on in his career and I think we’re a good fit for him,” said Maher.

“I’m delighted to have him on board and he will go alongside the midfield that we’ve already got that are doing ever so well.”