Nico Cotton has joined East Grinstead on a month’s loan.

The former Southend United midfielder has found his first team opportunities limited so far this season, prompting Darren Freeman to loan the player to their Sussex neighbours.

“It’s important players have game time and I felt Nico would benefit from regular starts at East Grinstead,” said Freeman.

“There’s no doubt there’s a quality player in there, but I think Nico has found the adjustment from full-time to part-time football tough, and he needs to get some minutes under his belt.”

Cotton made his debut for East Grinstead at the weekend.