ON LOAN Southend United midfielder Kyle Taylor is still on course to return to action at the end of the month.

The 21-year-old, who is with Blues from Bournemouth, injured his hamstring during the 2-0 defeat to Port Vale in late October. 

But Shrimpers boss Mark Molesley is hopeful Taylor is on course to soon be back in action. 

"He is progressing well but there’s no shortcut," said Molesley. 

"He’s gone back to his parent club and we’re in contact with them. 

"We will have to wait for the full four weeks he was diagnosed before he's back but he is progressing."

Taylor has made eight appearances for the Shrimpers this season.