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Patrik Gunnarsson joins Southend United on emergency loan

Stopper heads to Essex on seven-day deal

20 February 2020

Patrik Gunnarsson has joined Sky Bet League One side Southend United on a seven-day emergency loan. The 19-year-old goalkeeper will meet up with his teammates tomorrow ahead of their home game against Burton Albion on Saturday.

Patrik joins a Southend side currently second-from-bottom in League One, 14 points from safety. Sol Campbell’s side have lost their last four league games and have 18-year-old Callum Taylor as their only fit keeper following the sale of Nathan Bishop to Manchester United and injuries to Harry Seaden and Mark Oxley.

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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