Loan extension for Daniels

The deal also allows him to feature in Saturday’s FA Cup

first-round tie at Preston. Daniels arrived from West Brom in late

October as cover for the injured Glenn Morris and has so far made

four appearances. His initial agreement was due to expire on

November 26 but the latest deal with Albion means he will now stay

at Roots Hall for the majority of the hectic Christmas period.

Daniels’ availability for the weekend provides welcome relief for

manager Paul Sturrock, who was facing a selection headache this

with Morris (thigh) and back-up Daniel Bentley (back) currently on

the sidelines.