Southend set to sign former Swansea midfielder Scott Donnelly on short-term deal

Scott Donnelly: Joining Southend after leaving Aldershot

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Sky Sports understands Southend have signed former Swansea midfielder Scott Donnelly.

Donnelly arrives at Roots Hall on a free transfer after leaving Aldershot following the expiry of his short-term deal at the Recreation Ground.

The 24-year-old, who joined Aldershot in September after leaving Swansea, made six appearances during his spell at the League Two club.

Southend have moved to bring in the attacking midfielder on a short-term deal as Paul Sturrock looks to bolster his squad.

Donnelly is set to go straight into the Southend squad for this weekend's clash with Rochdale.