Southend United midfielder Joe Bedford has joined Brightlingsea Regent on loan until the start of November.
Bedford, a regular member of the Shrimpers’ under 23 side – will spend the next few weeks with the Isthmian Premier League side.
And Blues coach Kevin Maher feels the temporary switch will be of huge benefit to Bedford.
“I think the loan spell is just what Joe needs at this stage,” said Maher.
“It’s going to do him the world of good there and playing competitive men’s football.”
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