Stephen Hendrie has now returned to West Ham United following the conclusion of his loan spell at Roots Hall.
Hendrie made five appearances for Southend United after joining on a one-month loan deal from the Hammers.
The full-back deputised well in Ben Coker’s absence, most memorably scoring the winner in the 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town earlier this month.
Now Coker is back to full fitness after recovering from abdominal surgery, Hendrie will now report back to his parent club.
Blues Manager, Phil Brown admits at this moment in time, any deal that will see the defender rejoin the club is unlikely.
“Stephen’s loan has now expired.” He said
“We’ve spoken to West Ham on a couple of occasions, but it’s one of those when Ben Coker is now back fully fit.
“There’s still 61 days left of the loan for Stephen Hendrie if we wanted to use it again, and we’ve got until the 24th March to do that.
“But it would probably only happen if Ben Coker got injured.
“So we’ll keep on talking to West Ham, we have a good relationship with them.”