United bolster ailing squad with Southend youngsters

United today signed Southend United duo Charles Ademeno and Carl Patten on a one month work experience loan.

Centre forward Ademeno and defender Patten are both 18 years old, and part of the Southend United youth set up, which is run by ex United youth boss Ricky Duncan.

Both players will go into tomorrows squad for the game against Woking, but may be unlikely to start, having only joined up with the squad today.