SOUTHEND United new boy Jake Hyde is excited to have signed for the Shrimpers.

Hyde has joined Blues from Wrexham on a season long loan deal.

And the 32-year-old is happy to be at Roots Hall.

“I’m excited to get going,” said Hyde.

“It’s happened quite quickly but as soon as I heard of the opportunity to come here I wanted to get it done.

“Last season I was very close to joining and it’s always been a club I’ve been looking at from afar so I’m excited to be here now.”

“I know it’s a good club with good history and I’ve always enjoyed playing at Roots Hall so I’m grateful for the opportunity to come up.”

Hyde started his career at Swindon Town where he was twice sent out on loan to Weymouth before joining Barnet in 2009.

Spells at Hayes & Heading, Lochee United, Dunfermline and Dundee followed before the striker headed back to Barnet in 2012.

After two years with the Bees, Hyde went on to spend time with York City, Stevenage, Maidenhead, Woking and Halifax before joining Wrexham last summer.

But he is now firmly focused on showing what he can do for the Shrimpers.

“I like being in between the posts and if crosses come in I try to throw myself about and get a few goals,” said Hyde.

“Work rate and effort is the minimum from me.

“I’ll bring that to every game I play in and hopefully that’ll help bring wins.”

Hyde moved in the opposite direction to Sam Dalby who has now signed a two year deal with Wrexham.

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