Southend have signed former England striker Michael Ricketts on a two-year deal from Leeds.
Former England striker Ricketts has Premiership experience
Ricketts is the Championship newcomers' second signing in rapid succession, following the capture of Motherwell defender Steven Hammell.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Cardiff and Burnley, and will replace the retired Shaun Goater.
Ricketts was capped once by England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, against Holland in 2002.