Southend United want to hang on to Joe Pigott even though he has been left out of the side in recent weeks. He is without a goal in his last eight league appearances. However, manager Phil Brown thinks that he definitely has a bright future ahead of him: 'He is a young player still learning the game, but he is capable of scoring goals.'
His loan expires in four weeks, but there is a clause to make the deal permanent or extend it until the end of the season.
Elsewhere, Callum Harriott scored two good goals for Colchester in their 3-2 cup victory over Altrincham.
Bournemouth's victory at Chelsea was the first win by a promoted side there since Charlton in 2001.