Notts County have completed the permanent signing of Southend midfielder Jay Smith after a successful two-month loan spell.
Smith suffered with injuries during his time with Southend
Smith, 25, has not played for the Shrimpers' first team since March 2006.
Meanwhile, the Magpies have agreed a deal with Sheffield United which will allow Blades midfielder Ian Ross to rejoin County on loan.
Ross, 21, was on loan at Meadow Lane from August to January and should now stay for the rest of the season.
However, he will not be involved in the squad for Saturday's game with Hereford.