Crystal Palace have completed the signing of midfielder Stuart O'Keefe from League Two Southend on a free transfer.

The 19-year-old Shrimpers Academy product was a team-mate of Palace assistant-manager Dougie Freedman last season.

Eagles boss George Burley said: "Stuart is a young player with big potential and I am very pleased to have brought him to the club."

He added: "He has worked with Dougie Freedman before, when he was at Southend, and he looks to be another bright prospect for the future."

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