League One side Southend United have signed Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Glen Rea on loan until 2 January.
The 20-year-old has made two senior appearances for the Championship club, both of which came in the League Cup this season.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, could make his debut for the Shrimpers at Coventry on Monday.
"It's right for his development to get some regular league football," Albion manager Chris Hughton said.
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