KYLE Taylor has extended his loan spell at Southend United until the end of the season.

The midfielder has impressed in the centre of the park since signing from Bournemouth.

And the 21-year-old is pleased to be staying with the Shrimpers. 

"I’m delighted to sign an extension," said Taylor.

"I’ve enjoyed the first half of the season and the team is getting a lot stronger which we’ve seen in the results so hopefully I can keep helping the team as much as I can.

“Everyone has really welcomed me and I felt comfortable straight away.

"I think a lot of places it takes some time to get used to everyone but knowing the staff and a few players here helped me settle in.

“Even from the first game [against Morecambe] when I met the lads just before the game I felt quite comfortable.

“I’ve come here to play games and help the team and I’ve loved every minute.

"It’s just about keeping fit now and helping as much as I can.”

Taylor has made 12 appearances for Blues, scoring once.