Southend United have confirmed the signing of winger, Ashley Nathaniel-George, from Sky Bet League Two rivals, Crawley Town.
The 25-year-old arrives at Roots Hall Stadium having appeared 57 times during a two-year stint at the People’s Pension Stadium.
A one-time Arsenal Academy product, player gleaned experience in the non-league game with Potters Bar Town and Hendon. Indeed, he had put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Crawley in June of this year amidst interest from several other clubs.
Speaking to www.southendunited .co.uk about the move, Nathaniel-George enthused: “I’m excited to be here and happy to get it over and done with.
“I wanted a change of scenery and to play more and hopefully I can do that here.
“I’ve been mostly used on the left [wing] but either is fine. I just enjoy playing really.
“I like to take on players and hope to bring goals and assists to the team.
“I’ve spoken to the gaffer and he’s told me what he wants to achieve, how he wants to achieve it, playing good football and I think part of my game is to play football the right way.
“I’m really optimistic about the future.”
Meanwhile, Blues chief, Mark Molesley, added: “Ash is another exciting player. He’s got really good attributes, he’s skilful, very quick and exciting so I think he’s one that will have people on the edge of their seat.
“He definitely gives us another attacking option and he’s still young enough to get a lot better, so we’re getting him at a good age. As a coaching staff we’re all going to be working hard together to unlock that potential.
“He’s come out of non-league into the league and done well and I think last year had quite a lot of interest in him, so he’s a real coup for us to get him into the building.
“He’s scored goals in League Two so he knows the level and he’s another one who is hungry to push on and climb up the leagues, and hopefully he can do that with us.”