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Patrik to stay at Southend for another seven days

Emergency loan for goalkeeper extended

28 February 2020

Patrik Gunnarsson has signed another seven-day emergency loan at Sky Bet League One side Southend United. The 19-year-old goalkeeper joined the Essex outfit last week on a seven-day loan and played as they lost 3-2 to Burton Albion. With Southend still unable to call on a fully fit senior goalkeeper, Patrik has been able to sign another seven-day deal.

Patrik joins a Southend side currently second-from-bottom in League One, 15 points from safety with just 11 games to go. Sol Campbell’s side have lost their last five league games and have 18-year-olds Callum Taylor and Harry Seasen as their only fit keepers following the sale of Nathan Bishop to Manchester United and injury to Mark Oxley. Patrik made his debut in the loss to Burton last week and should play when Southend face Oxford United on Saturday.

Iceland international Patrik joined Brentford B in the summer of 2018, making 31 appearances for the B Team as they won the 2018/19 Middlesex Senior Cup. He also made his maiden Brentford appearance as a 75th-minute substitute during our 2-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over Middlesbrough last March. In June, Patrik signed a new four-year contract, with the option of a further year, before being officially promoted into the First Team squad in September.


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