Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton has had his emergency loan at Southend United extended for another week.

Walton has made four appearances for Phil Brown's side to date as they chase the final play-off spot in League One.

The extension means he will be eligible to play in their fixture away at Shrewsbury Town next Saturday.

In line with EFL rules, Southend were independently certified as having no professional goalkeepers fit to play, allowing them to take Walton on loan.

They have twice since applied to extend the agreement for a further week, which was accepted on both occasions.

Walton helped the Shimpers win 4-0 at Chesterfield on Friday and will be between the sticks at home to MK Dons tomorrow.