Furlong stays at Underhill

Bees extend veteran striker's loan stay until the end of the season

Furlong: Staying with Barnet

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Barnet have announced that veteran striker Paul Furlong will stay with club until the end of the season.

The 40-year-old is currently on loan from Southend and with his present deal set to expire this month both clubs have agreed to let the player remain at Underhill.

The Bees are the former Chelsea man's tenth club in a career which has spanned almost 19 years.

Furlong was brought to the club to initially ease the goal scoring burden on fellow striker John O'Flynn.

The big target man has notched twice in five games for Ian Hendon's side and the manager is pleased that Furlong has decided to stay for an extra few months.

"He knows what his job is for the team," Hendon told the club's official website.

"Scoring goals is a bonus, I am more than happy to have him for the rest of the season."