Southend have won the race to sign Motherwell defender Steven Hammell.
The Championship new boys have beaten off competition from Aberdeen to sign the full back.
The 24-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Roots Hall after seeing out his contract at Motherwell.
Shrimpers boss Steve Tilson was delighted to land Hammell.
"I've got no doubt he'll be an excellent acquisition," Tilson told the club's official website.
"A lot of arguably bigger sides were interested in him but he wanted to be a part of what we are trying to build here at Southend."