Date: 15th January 2015 at 3:57pm
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Southend United have today signed Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Jake Cassidy on a loan spell until the end of the season.

The Welsh forward signed the deal earlier this morning, and should be a good boost to our promotion hopes given how talented he is.

The 21 year old spent the first part of the season out on loan with League One Notts County, where he scored four times in 16 games and in previous years he had loan spells at then, League One, Tranmere United which included a return of 11 goals from 26 games back in 2012.

Since signing his first pro deal back in 2011 and he now has over 20 appearances for his parent club, as well as eight caps for the Welsh under 21 side.

Speaking about the capture, manager Phil Brown said.

‘I’m really pleased to have brought Jake to the club. He’s scored goals at a higher level and despite his young age, has experience of playing games. It’s a fantastic signing for us.’

Cassidy himself said that despite having offers in League One, Brown sold his Southend vision to him, so he comes in looking to gain promotion this season.

“I thought it would be a good test for me to come down here and hopefully get promotion. I had offers from League One, but when I spoke to the gaffer, he had the ambition and drive for us to do well. The more I thought about it, the more I thought Southend would be the right move for me.”

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