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Southend United midfielder Dru Yearwood seals Brentford switch

Dru Yearwood is leaving Southend United. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Southend United midfielder Dru Yearwood has joined Championship side Brentford for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old came through the Shrimpers' academy and made 61 appearances for the first team.

Yearwood has agreed a four-year contract, with the option of an additional 12 months, with the Bees.

“Dru has the qualities we want in a midfield player at Brentford. He is very good at getting around the pitch and does the work we want in terms of pressing and winning the ball back," Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank said.

"He is a young player and there will be more to come from him. Working with our coaches will help his development and I believe we will see that quickly. I want to welcome Dru to Brentford, he will be a great addition to our squad.”

Meanwhile, Cambridge United have signed former Northampton Town captain Marc Richards on a short-term deal until January and ex-Reading midfielder Joel Rollinson has signed for Stevenage.

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