Daniel Kanu joins Southend United on loan


Daniel Kanu has joined National League side Southend United on an initial 28-day loan.

The 19-year-old academy graduate has scored three goals for the first team this season - including back-to-back league goals against Bristol Rovers and Port Vale at The Valley.

Technical Director Andy Scott said: "Daniel obviously came in and did very well for us in the early part of the season; he scored some goals which we know he is capable of doing. The return to fitness of both Chuks [Aneke] and Miles [Leaburn] has left him sort of fifth choice and we do not think it is fair that he is not involved in a matchday, not playing first team football and progressing in his development.

"It is good that he is going to a club that has just been taken over so they will be getting six, seven thousand there. It will be a great atmosphere and the expectation on him is to score goals. There are areas where he needs to tidy up his game and hopefully playing in the National League for a club like Southend will enable him to do that. We will be keeping a close eye on his progress."

Everyone at the club would like to wish Daniel the best of luck for his first loan spell.

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