Date: 30th August 2015 at 8:20pm
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Manager Phil Brown has brought in defender Glen Rea from Brighton this weekend.

The 20 year old centre half joins us from Brighton on a loan spell until January 2016, and he played most recently for them and manager Chris Hughton in the Capital One Cup tie against Walsall, having made his debut in the earlier round against us at Roots Hall the other week – and having impressed in that game Brown moved quickly to secure his services.

Those are the only two appearances so far to his name, as this will be his first loan spell out from the Amex and he’s been with Brighton since he was ten years old.

We have handed him the No 20 shirt for his time at the club.

Speaking to the Official Site in his first interview having penned his loan spell, Rea was adamant he’s come in to make an impact at the club and not simply just get experience and game minutes under his belt.

‘I’m really happy to be here and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I really can’t wait to get going and hopefully play a part on Monday night at Coventry. The other week I thought Southend played well against Brighton and hopefully I can bring a bit to the squad here. Southend did well on the night against Brighton and that played a part in me coming here. It’s a good club and I want to come and add something. I’m not just here to get a bit of experience – I want to play a big part.’

Rea adds that knowing it’s a full half season loan spell helps him in terms of settling as it gives him the stability he wants, and he’s also looking forward to working under a gaffer like Phil Brown as he was a big draw.

‘I’m good on the ball, love defending and if the goals come with me scoring at the other end then that will be great as well!’

Ahead of the announcement of his capture, the club also confirmed what everybody knew and that was Stephen McLaughlin had come in from Nottingham Forest on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.


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