Southend confirm signing of Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley

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English League One side Southend United have confirmed the signing of Hibs goalkeeper Mark Oxley on a two-year deal.

Oxley, 25, signed a two-year contract with the Easter Road club last summer following a season on loan from Hull City but he was dropped from the team towards the end of last term in favour of Irish stopper Conrad Logan.

The Englishman previously played under Southend boss Phil Brown at Hull, where he made just one first-team appearance.

Brown told the Southend club website: “I paid a fee for Mark when he was a kid at Rotherham and I could see the potential in him from a young age.

“I’ve always kept an interest in him and, after having an operation about four years ago, he has played over 120 competitive matches at a very good standard of football.”

Oxley said: “As soon as it came to my attention that Southend United were interested it certainly alerted me. When Phil first signed me at Hull City it was more for my development as I was at a young age so to work with him again is great.

“I’ve played a lot of games since then and I’ve came to Southend United to show my experience, I can’t wait to get started.”