Cauley Woodrow is keen to finish the season on loan at Southend United after scoring the winner for the Shrimpers at AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day.

The former Luton Town forward is relishing the prospect of playing regular first-team football under Phil Brown in League Two and knows that Kit Symons, who is now looking after the first-team squad alongside new head coach Rene Meulensteen as well as looking after the club’s talented crop of youngsters, is paying particular attention to his progress on loan.

It was nice to get the goal. I’m enjoying it here at Southend and the players and staff is good to me and I just want to play as many games as possible. I’m here until the end of the season. Kit just wants me to do well and get as many games as possible. We’ve spoken and he’s been to a couple of games as well.

Woodrow, who made his England youth international debut whilst impressing for non-league Luton, believes Fulham will move away from the wrong end of the table under Meulensteen and is keen to bide his time before making an impact at Craven Cottage, although he knows he will be offered an opportunity should he keep performing.

They’ve got great reputations and I hope Fulham do well under them. I’m still young and hoping to get as much experience as possible at Southend, but it would be nice to challenge (the likes of Dimitar Berbatov). We’ll see.

The 19 year-old has scored four goals in sixteen appearances so far during his loan spell at Roots Hall.