Southend's new goalkeeper Kelvin Jack says he is delighted to have earned a contract with the League One side.
The former Trinidad & Tobago international joined the club until the end of the season earlier this month.
Jack, 33, is back to full fitness after breaking his leg on trial at Barnsley two years ago.
He told BBC Essex: "You never know what could happen, obviously Steve (Mildenhall) is playing well, but I'm there to push him as best as I can."
Jack, who played for Trinidad & Tobago at the 2006 World Cup finals, has had spells with Dundee and Gillingham in the past.
He added: "I want to get back to the level I was at before (the injury). I think that's very obtainable.
"It took me about 15 months to be able to start training properly, then it's getting back your rhythm, your time and your confidence. I think that's the biggest thing.
"Fortunately I've been able to come here and do that."