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Cauley Woodrow loan spell at Southend United set to be extended from Fulham
CAULEY Woodrow’s loan stint at Southend United looks set to be extended by manager Phil Brown.
The 18-year-old’s initial month long spell expires after tonight’s game against Bristol Rovers at Roots Hall.
But Brown is keen to the striker at the club for longer.
“Cauley’s has performed sufficiently well to warrant an extension to his contract,” confirmed Brown.
“This first month he’s had has flown by because transfer deadline day was on a Monday and we had to get him in before then.
“Normally when you sign someone on a month’s loan you do it for the Friday but we ended up having a week wasted there.
“I think Cauley’s a player of real promise and if he gets a start tonight or comes off the bench and gets a goal then his career will really be up and running.”
Woodrow has made two starts and one substitute appearance while with the Shrimpers but has yet to hit the back of the net in that time.
He will be looking to break that duck tonight and help Blues end a five match winless streak which has seen them slip to 14th in the League Two table.
But 19th placed Bristol Rovers have also been in disappointing form and Brown insists his team are positive despite their own indifferent form.
“We’re feeling positive after ending our run of defeats with a draw against Bury last weekend and we’ve had a good week’s training too,” said Brown.
“The season Bristol Rovers have had so far is surprising because I think everyone thought they would be up there this year.
“We took them on towards the end of last season and drew 0-0 but we definitely should have won.
“We created four or five great chances and Barry Corr could have come away with the match-ball.
“Their manager, John Ward, admitted at the end of that game it was one his team got away with and I agreed with that.
“But would I take a draw again tomorrow? Definitely not, we want all three points.”