Michael Timlin rejoins Southend United on loan

Michael Timlin
Timlin had a loan spell at Southend last season

Southend United have signed Swindon Town midfielder Michael Timlin on loan until January.

The 28-year-old, who has featured once for Paolo Di Canio's side this term, played eight games during a spell with the Shrimpers last season.

"I'm delighted, it's taken a while, I was waiting around for it for about a week," he told BBC Essex.

"I told the chairman from the start I was eager to come back here because I enjoyed my time here last year."

Timlin had rush to find fax machine for deal

Timlin joined Swindon from Fulham in 2006, initially on loan, and has since gone on to make a total of 120 league appearances.

"I was keen that he goes out and gets first team football," Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray told BBC Wiltshire.

"Southend is a club very close to him so it seems a sensible option that he goes there."

Meanwhile, midfielder Alassane N'Diaye has had his loan spell from Crystal Palace cancelled.

The 21-year-old failed to make a single appearance at Roots Halls and has had his Palace contract terminated.

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