SOUTHEND United have signed defender Joe Gubbins and striker Josh Walker.

Gubbins, who made 10 appearances on loan for Blues back in 2022, has signed a two year contract following his release from Queens Park Rangers while Walker has also signed a two year deal.

The 26-year-old has signed for an undisclosed fee from Burton Albion and boss Kevin Maher is delighted to have the duo on board after the club's transfer embargo was removed at the end of last week. 

“We’ve been short of players for a while and it’s been frustrating watching everyone else bring players in," said Maher.

"We’ve had to be patient, but we’re delighted with what we’ve been able to do and we’re grateful to everyone at the club for allowing us to do this.”