Shrimpers keep McCormack
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southend United have extended the loan of Preston midfielder Alan McCormack.Southend United have extended the loan of Preston North End midfielder Alan McCormack until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old joined The Shrimpers for a four-week spell as central midfield cover for the previously suspended Kevin Maher.
The young Irishman appeared in last Sunday's LDV Vans Trophy defeat to League One strugglers Wrexham and he will now remain at Roots Hall for the season run-in, as Steve Tilson's side aim for automatic promotion from League Two.
McCormack's stay comes as Southend parted company with on-loan goalkeeper Craig Holloway and striker Michael Husbands this week.
Holloway has returned to his parent club in Conference outfit Farnborough Town following an injury to Andy Petterson.
Former Aston Villa hit-man Husbands leaves the club by mutual consent after failing to hold down a first team place this season.
The 21-year-old had been transfer-listed by the club back in September.