Sam Barratt: Southend United sign Maidenhead United winger

Sam Barratt in action for Maidenhead
Sam Barratt joined Maidenhead from Bracknell in 2014

Southend United have signed winger Sam Barratt from non-league Maidenhead United for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old scored five goals in 32 appearances for the Magpies in 2017-18 in their first season after gaining promotion to the National League.

His 12-month deal with the Shrimpers includes an option for a further year.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to sign my first professional contract - it's a dream come true," Barratt told BBC Essex.

"I haven't really got the words for my emotions, but I'm mainly just really happy."

Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.