Southend United winger Mitchell Cole has joined Stevenage Borough for an undisclosed five-figure fee.
The Shrimpers midfielder has made just one start in the Championship this season and now steps down three divisions to join the Conference outfit.
Cole spent a spell on loan with Northampton Town earlier in the season and has been deemed expendable by manager Steve Tilson, despite the club's struggles.
The 21-year-old follows Jay Smith out of the exit door at Roots Hall after the midfielder joined Notts County.
At Stevenage, Cole will be reunited with Mark Stimson, his former manager at Grays Athletic.