Norwich City striker Jamar Loza links up with Southend ahead of new loan deal

Norwich City striker Jamar Loza has joined Southend United on loan. Picture: Jason Dawson.

Norwich City striker Jamar Loza has joined Southend United on loan. Picture: Jason Dawson. - Credit: JASON DAWSON

Norwich City's young striker Jamar Loza is back at Southend on a week-long trial ahead of a proposed fresh loan move to the League One Shrimpers.

Loza played in a 4-4 development draw against Barnet on Tuesday afternoon after linking up with Phil Brown's club for a week-long training stint that could lead to a longer term stay.

Loza scored once in seven outings during a previous spell with Southend in March 2014 and City are keen to fix the 21-year-old striker up with a Football League loan move after a prolific recent spell in the Canaries' development ranks.

The frontman scored five goals in front of Alex Neil in a 7-2 win over Southampton's U21s prior to Christmas but has not featured for the Scot since scoring his only senior goal for the club in a memorable 2-2 Championship draw at Huddersfield last season.

'We're having another look at Jamar and he will be spending the next few days with us,' said Brown, speaking to the Southend Echo. 'We obviously know about him from having been here before and from seeing him in the game yesterday it looks as though the lights are still on. He's been made available for loan by Norwich again so we've asked to have another look at him and we will make a decision from there.'

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Southend are currently ninth in League One, three points out of the play-off spots. Loza played two games for League Two Stevenage earlier in the season during a previous loan spell and has also spent time at Yeovil, Orient and Coventry City.

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