Barnet boss Ian Hendon has signed former Chelsea midfielder Lee Sawyer on a short-term contract.
Hendon made his move for the youngster after he impressed in training with the Bees.
The 20-year-old was released in November after a loan spell with League One side Wycombe and has been training with Barnet in recent weeks.
Bees manager Hendon said: "I think he has a great future.
"I have seen him play for Southend and also against us for Wycombe and am keen to have him involved."