Striker to stay at Griffin Park for final two games with potential to extend furtherStriker Chris Long has extended his Youth Loan from Everton to Brentford for the rest of the regular season.
The youth international striker joined The Bees in January.
His loan was due to end on Saturday, April 18, but the clubs have agreed to extend it until Saturday May 2, the final day of the Sky Bet Championship season.
It can be extended again if Brentford reach the Championship Play-Offs.
Chris has hit four goals for Brentford in ten appearances, two of which have been starts, but injury and illness have prevented him playing in the past few weeks.
In his two starts for The Bees he has scored three times and he was called up to the England Under-20 squad for matches against Mexico and USA last month but could not play due to injury.
Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, said: “We are delighted to have Everton agree to extend the loan for Chris Long.
“He is a very talented player and one we very much look forward to welcoming back to the club for the remainder of the season.
“It is important for our fans to know that any such loan depends on so many factors, but it is always pleasing to have a top Premier League club show their trust and confidence in Brentford by agreeing to have one of their top young talents continue his development at Griffin Park.”
Chris has been on Everton’s books since he was five-years-old, working his way through The Toffees’ Academy.
He had a spell on loan at Milton Keynes Dons last year and scored on his first appearance in professional football – against Shrewsbury Town in January 2014.
Chris made his Everton debut earlier this season, when he played the final 11 minutes of a Europa League tie against FC Krasnodar as a substitute.
He has represented England at every level from Under-16 to Under-20, playing 13 games and scoring five goals.
He went to the Under-20 World Cup in 2013, playing in two of England’s three matches.