SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond remains keen on bringing Taylor Moore back to Blues, but does not expect a decision to be made any time soon.

Moore impressed while on loan from Bristol City last season.

But Bond does not expect the Robins to decide on Moore’s future until later on in the transfer window.

“Taylor would potentially be an option and he did well for us but his club at this moment in time appear to be keen on him to go back there,” said Bond.

“I think what happens with clubs who are above us is that they like to have all their players back with them for pre-season.

“They want the managers to have a look at them and they want to see if they’ve developed while out on loan, if they have improved and see if they can help them.

“If they think they can work without them then towards the end of the window they will let them go on loan.

“That’s fine but in an ideal world you would like your squad sorted by the first day of pre-season but that’s always difficult, especially with loan players.”

Moore made 40 appearances while with the Shrimpers last season and scored the first goal of his career when hitting the back of the net in a 2-0 win against Gillingham on New Year’s Day.

However, given the uncertainty of the defender’s future, Bond knows he cannot afford to rely upon being able to bring Moore back.

"If you’re loaning players from higher clubs then quite often you will wait until the last two weeks of the window but it’s difficult because then someone else might get them,” said Bond.

“You can’t just wait and see because if you do then it might not happen and you’re left high and dry so you do have to look elsewhere.”

And Bond admitted it was a similar situation with left-back Sam Hart who spent the second half of last season on loan with the Shrimpers from Blackburn Rovers.

“It’s the same with Sam too,” added Bond.