Kevin Maher’s rebuild at Southend United continued with the eye-catching signing of Afghanistan international midfielder, Noor Husin from Dartford.
The 24-year-old arrives at Roots Hall following a string of impressive displays for the Darts. Previously, the player represented Reading, Crystal Palace, Notts County and Stevenage. He links up with the Roots Hall Stadium outfit on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Blues boss, Maher was delighted to get his man: “Having played in midfield I get a feel for the type of player I like and he’s one that you can see the obvious quality he has,” he enthused.
“It’s an area on the pitch where you’ve got to keep the ball, whether it’s simple or play forward passes, and just dictate the tempo of the game. I’m sure that’s something Noor can bring to the team.
“He’s got great quality on the ball, keeps it well and has got a pass that can open up defences at times.
“It’s the perfect time where he’s motivated to kick on in his career and I think we’re a good fit for him.
“I’m delighted to have him on board and he will go alongside the midfield that we’ve already got that are doing ever so well.”
Meanwhile, Husin, who has been capped fourteen times by his country, added: “I’m delighted to be here. It took I while but I’m so happy it’s all done.
“I knew they had been watching me, the gaffer and John Still who got in contact with me, and I was really keen as soon as I heard.
“I’ve played at a decent level previously and hopefully coming to Southend I can help and bring my qualities to the team.
“The gaffer has been very positive, everyone knows it’s a massive club. He played for the club himself so he told me everything about it.”
Husin will be available for Southend’s Vanarama National League clash with King’s Lynn Town at Roots Hall Stadium this evening (7:45pm).