Motherwell Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Stephen Hendrie.
The left back has joined on loan from Southend United until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Hendrie will go straight into manager Stephen Robinson’s squad for the trip to face Hibernian in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night, pending international clearance.
“I’m relishing the challenge of getting some game time up here,” he said on his deadline day arrival at Fir Park.
“I played up here in the league for a good number of years and then went down south, got a good bit of experience and now come back up here ready to get more games under my belt and kick on.”
Hendrie started his career with Hamilton Academical, making his debut at the age of 16 and going on to play 117 times, before earning a move to West Ham United.
The 23-year-old then had loan spells at Southend and Blackburn Rovers, before returning to Southend on a permanent basis in the summer. Hendrie has also represented Scotland up to Under 21 level.
“We have been in the market for more options at left back throughout the window, so we are delighted to land Stephen on loan for the rest of the season,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the move.
“With Steven Hammell’s retirement and long-term injury to Ellis Plummer, it increased the need to bring someone in.
“Despite his young age, Stephen already has great experience in Scotland and has also learned from being at top clubs down south.”