Brilliant Britt Assombalonga continues to impress as he takes his Southend United tally to 12 in 22 games

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Watford forward Britt Assombalonga continues to impress on loan at Southend United as he helped the League Two side secure a 3-1 victory over Rochdale.

Assombalonga scored the equalising goal after 57 minutes to start the comeback for the Shrimpers, who are in fourth position and three points off the automatic promotion places.

The Hornets youngster has been in great form; he has hit the back of the net three times in his last three league games and is currently the fourth leading scorer in League Two with 11 league goals in 20 appearances. Assombalonga, who made his debut for the Watford first team against Coventry City in March, is enjoying life at Roots Hall so far this season.

He told the club's website: "Things are going really well at the moment and we certainly can’t complain too much.

"As a team we’ve got 11 goals in three games and that’s down to the whole team."

Assombalonga has also been talking about what could happen when he heads back to Vicarage Road in January.

He said: "You never know, the manager might give me a chance. But at the moment I’m really enjoying myself at Southend."

Southend manager Paul Sturrock has also been impressed with Assombalonga this season.

Sturrock commented: "Britt works so hard and he just keeps churning the goals out."

The young Watford striker, whose current loan expires in January, now has 12 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Essex side.

 

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8:38am Tue 27 Nov 12

Holly68 says...

He's gone all TOWIE
He's gone all TOWIE Holly68
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9:34am Tue 27 Nov 12

AngelHornet says...

Let him stay at Southend for the season and bring him back for pre season training
Let him stay at Southend for the season and bring him back for pre season training AngelHornet
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9:59am Tue 27 Nov 12

mooneysmagic says...

AngelHornet wrote:
Let him stay at Southend for the season and bring him back for pre season training
Agreed he needs to stay on loan to gain experience. However might be better to loan him out to a first division club in January as a means of progression.mhin the first divid
[quote][p][bold]AngelHornet[/bold] wrote: Let him stay at Southend for the season and bring him back for pre season training[/p][/quote]Agreed he needs to stay on loan to gain experience. However might be better to loan him out to a first division club in January as a means of progression.mhin the first divid mooneysmagic
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10:33am Tue 27 Nov 12

Poppet Bear says...

No point in returning to Watford just to train with our enormous squad. Stay at Southend for the season.
No point in returning to Watford just to train with our enormous squad. Stay at Southend for the season. Poppet Bear
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10:40am Tue 27 Nov 12

rowlingstone says...

Loan him to Granada, he'd bang in the goals in that 'Mickey Mouse' league!
Loan him to Granada, he'd bang in the goals in that 'Mickey Mouse' league! rowlingstone
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11:48am Tue 27 Nov 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Well done Britt!
He should stay on loan till the end of the season as there is no point him coming back to us just to sit on the bench a few times at the most!
He's on a roll and enjoying his footy so let it continue! He could be a real gem for us in a year or two!
Well done Britt! He should stay on loan till the end of the season as there is no point him coming back to us just to sit on the bench a few times at the most! He's on a roll and enjoying his footy so let it continue! He could be a real gem for us in a year or two! DuffmanWFC
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3:55pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Rookery Veteren says...

At this rate he could be getting First Division football next season by extending the loan at Southend where he is obviously appreciated and encouraged. I hope GFZ and his team are getting along to see him. He wasn't ready when SD gave him his debut but I believe his time will come.
At this rate he could be getting First Division football next season by extending the loan at Southend where he is obviously appreciated and encouraged. I hope GFZ and his team are getting along to see him. He wasn't ready when SD gave him his debut but I believe his time will come. Rookery Veteren
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3:55pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Rookery Veteren says...

At this rate he could be getting First Division football next season by extending the loan at Southend where he is obviously appreciated and encouraged. I hope GFZ and his team are getting along to see him. He wasn't ready when SD gave him his debut but I believe his time will come.
At this rate he could be getting First Division football next season by extending the loan at Southend where he is obviously appreciated and encouraged. I hope GFZ and his team are getting along to see him. He wasn't ready when SD gave him his debut but I believe his time will come. Rookery Veteren
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4:36pm Tue 27 Nov 12

adeyfieldhorn says...

Yep
Loan him out there till next year and if they go up, keep him there like Ben Foster here 05-07.
If Sarfend don't go up I reckon a biggish team in League 1, with a min 70% guarentee, if fit, clause of playing.
Yeah I reckon he's that good!!
Yep Loan him out there till next year and if they go up, keep him there like Ben Foster here 05-07. If Sarfend don't go up I reckon a biggish team in League 1, with a min 70% guarentee, if fit, clause of playing. Yeah I reckon he's that good!! adeyfieldhorn
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5:27pm Tue 27 Nov 12

francowatford says...

rowlingstone wrote:
Loan him to Granada, he'd bang in the goals in that 'Mickey Mouse' league!
I agree, let's give Granada or Udin a taste of our youth team.
[quote][p][bold]rowlingstone[/bold] wrote: Loan him to Granada, he'd bang in the goals in that 'Mickey Mouse' league![/p][/quote]I agree, let's give Granada or Udin a taste of our youth team. francowatford
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9:54pm Tue 27 Nov 12

mickallen57 says...

Britt has obviously found his level good luck to him.
Britt has obviously found his level good luck to him. mickallen57
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9:24am Wed 28 Nov 12

KeithMercer says...

mickallen57 wrote:
Britt has obviously found his level good luck to him.
Bit harsh Mick !!
he is very young and scoring at every level he has been asked to.
I am sure there is plenty of improvement left in him that will develop as the more experience he gets.
Natural goal scorers are a rare comodity ! lets nurture him and give him all the help he needs and then one day down the line who knows we may have a real gem on our hands !!.
[quote][p][bold]mickallen57[/bold] wrote: Britt has obviously found his level good luck to him.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Mick !! he is very young and scoring at every level he has been asked to. I am sure there is plenty of improvement left in him that will develop as the more experience he gets. Natural goal scorers are a rare comodity ! lets nurture him and give him all the help he needs and then one day down the line who knows we may have a real gem on our hands !!. KeithMercer
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10:06am Wed 28 Nov 12

shakydd says...

Very harsh indeed Mick! Our youth team, Wealdstone, Braintree now Southend - he's banged them in wherever he's been asked to play. I think the boy will be a quality player for us in a couple of years. A different type of player but if you're looking for stats where a quality player started slow and ended up being brilliant, check out http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Teddy_Sheri
ngham - Britt is surpassing Ted's goals tally easily.
Very harsh indeed Mick! Our youth team, Wealdstone, Braintree now Southend - he's banged them in wherever he's been asked to play. I think the boy will be a quality player for us in a couple of years. A different type of player but if you're looking for stats where a quality player started slow and ended up being brilliant, check out http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Teddy_Sheri ngham - Britt is surpassing Ted's goals tally easily. shakydd
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11:17am Wed 28 Nov 12

inayellowshirt says...

Just loan him to whoever is challenging L*ton in the non league...
Just loan him to whoever is challenging L*ton in the non league... inayellowshirt
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6:14pm Wed 28 Nov 12

grahamwfc says...

inayellowshirt wrote:
Just loan him to whoever is challenging L*ton in the non league...
CRACKER
[quote][p][bold]inayellowshirt[/bold] wrote: Just loan him to whoever is challenging L*ton in the non league...[/p][/quote]CRACKER grahamwfc
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6:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

watford1881 says...

Sell to southend.. No chance of first team football at the Vic.. League two is nothing.. He's not even the leagues top scorer...
Sell to southend.. No chance of first team football at the Vic.. League two is nothing.. He's not even the leagues top scorer... watford1881
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