SOUTHEND United manager Sol Campbell brought in Brentford goalkeeper Patrik Gunnarsson on loan because he ‘wanted something different’.

Gunnarsson, 19, joined the Shrimpers having made one career appearance, the same as Blues’ own young goalkeepers Callum Taylor and Harry Seaden.

But Campbell was keen to bolster his ranks and felt the Icelandic shot-stopper did well on his debut.

“I brought Patrik in because I wanted something different,” explained the Shrimpers boss.

“Patrik did really well and had no chance with any of the goals.

“He showed good handling and his distribution was great.

“He’s come in late on to help us out and I thought he did really well.”

Blues were allowed to bring Gunnarson on an emergency week long loan due to a thigh injury sustained in a 2-0 defeat against Coventry City.

And the Shrimpers, who have used four goalkeepers in their last three games, are able to extend Gunnarsson’s loan spell on a week to week basis.

But further forward, Campbell opted not to call upon Jason Demetriou for the third game in succession.

Demetriou was initially believed to have been left out to rest an ongoing knee problem.

However, Campbell insisted he wants to rotate his squad where possible.

“For me it’s about utilising the squad,” said the former England international.

“Jason will play then he might not play but that’s the same with everyone at the club really.”