Southend have extended the loan deal of George Friend for a further month.
The full-back has been on loan from parent club Wolves for the past month and has made five appearances, scoring one goal.
However, the news regarding fellow loanee Jean-Yves Mvoto is not as bright.
The 21-year-old, on loan from Sunderland, has been ruled out for at least another six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hip injury.
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