SCOTT Malone is set to extend his loan spell with the Shrimpers for another month.

The left-back, who is with Southend from Wolverhampton Wanderers, has now completed his first four week period at Roots Hall.

But the Echo understands that Malone will stay with Blues and that means he will figure against Colchester United this weekend.

Striker Jabo Ibehre is no longer with the club though after returning to MK Dons.

He was sent off at Exeter City last Saturday and would have been available for just one match in the next month after picking up a three game suspension.