Southend United have completed the signing of Manchester United midfielder, Ethan Hamilton on a season-long loan deal.
Hamilton spent last season on loan with League One side, Rochdale, and has seemingly made a good impression on Southend boss, Kevin Bond, who expressed his pleasure at landing his signature.
“I’ve been aware of Ethan for quite a while actually and I’m delighted to get him in.”
In an interview with Southend’s official website, Hamilton is keen to get started and develop in senior football, having previously been a regular for the Manchester United under 23’s team.
“I needed to get out and play first team football to keep developing and moving forward and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be able to come to Southend and do that.
Plenty of Southend supporters took to social media to react to Hamilton’s arrival and will be keen to see him involved against Lincoln City this weekend.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Excellent signing, welcome Ethan !!!
— Sheldon Weston (@SheldonW65) August 16, 2019
Welcome to the club mate your get the best support from us fans 👏👏⚽️🔝
— chris (@ChrisToop1) August 16, 2019
Quality signing 🙌🏻
— Harry Brown (@harrybr89737483) August 16, 2019
Replacement for Dru. Good business that!
— Toby Peters (@Tobypeters_) August 16, 2019
We needed a young player who has a desire for first team football, some of our players have gone a bit stale
— Callum Saunders (@Saunders14Cal) August 16, 2019
— Ryan Anthony Stubbs (@RyanStubbs_) August 16, 2019
🔥What a rocket 🚀
— Villzy👑 (@Villzy1) August 16, 2019