John White has completed his switch to Southend United after leaving Colchester United.

The versatile defender has signed a two-year deal at Roots Hall, where he spent a month on loan during the 2009-10 season.

White, 26, left Colchester earlier this month after rejecting a new contract with the U's.

He chalked up more than 250 league and cup appearances for Colchester, after progressing through the youth ranks at Layer Road.

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