EAST Thurrock United boss John Coventry is excited to see how Kai Brown adjusts to life back in non-league football after the winger’s loan switch from League One side Ipswich Town.

Brown joined the Tractor Boys after impressing for Grays Athletic as a 16-year-old.

But Brown is back in Essex after agreeing to a 28-day loan deal and, having seen the teenager make his debut in the Isthmian League Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Cheshunt, the winger is in line to be involved when Rocks head to Lewes for an Isthmian Premier League clash tomorrow.

“It is quite difficult with finances at the moment and it’s a case of having to duck and dive,” said Coventry.

“I know Kai from his time at Grays and I also know his dad, who was also a footballer.

“Kai became available through an agent I have done a couple of deals with in the past and it suited all parties.

“He is a good lad who looks very fit and sharp.

“Kai knows what he is doing but he needs the experience of playing men’s football again.

“It was good to see him on the pitch against Cheshunt in midweek, but it will be totally different for him this weekend because there are points on offer.

“He has got so much ability and he has to get used to playing at this level.”