SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown felt Myles Weston proved his worth to the Shrimpers by scoring in a 3-0 win at Crawley Town last night.

Weston, who had gone 13 months without hitting the back of the net, fired home Blues’ first goal in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

And his effort, which was followed by a brace from Joe Pigott, came after Brown had told Weston he was not free to leave the club on loan.

“Myles came into my office not so long ago and asked if him going out on loan was an option but I said no,” said Brown.

“I have no intentions of letting Myles go out on loan and he showed why that is tonight.

“Five or six League Two clubs have come in to try and get him but for me he’s a League One player.

“The goal will do him a lot of good and he will want to get a few more now.

“It would be great if he can and it was also pleasing to Joe Pigott get another couple of goals so all in all it’s been a good night.”