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Southend in talks to extend full backs loan spell

Southend manager Phil Brown has confirmed he has opened talks with West Ham United about extending the loan spell of left back Stephen Hendrie.

The youngster has impressed during a loan spell which has seen him make 4 appearances for the Blues, and manager Brown is keen to extend the deal further.

Southend are able to extend the loan for a further 61 days should the be given the approval. Stephens was brought into the squad the provide cover for the injured Ben Coker during the January transfer window, and has scored his first goal for the club during this time.

Former Hull City manager Brown, said;

“I’ve spoken to their under 21 manager Terry Westley who I know very well because he was the academy director when I was at Derby.

“I’ve told him that we want to keep Stephen for another month and we’re now waiting to find out whether or not that will be possible.

Southend sit in an impressive 7th place in the League One table, and are on level points with the final play off place going in to this weekends fixtures.

 

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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