THEO Robinson could be set to extend his loan spell at Colchester United.

Robinson is due to see his loan spell from Southend United expire, next month.

But the Southend Echo understands that Colchester have an option to keep the striker at the club until the end of the season.

Robinson has been with the U’s since the end of August and scored his seventh goal of his loan spell at the JobServe Community Stadium in their 2-2 draw against Exeter City yesterday.

His initial loan period ends later this week and he will be holding talks about his future.

Robinson has scored three times in his last two games for Colchester - impressing boss John McGreal.

McGreal said: “His stats are off the scale.

“Since he got sent off (at Crewe) the boys have come in and done a brilliant job.

“Nos (Luke Norris) was scoring, Noubs (Frank Nouble) and Courtney (Senior) was on fire and he couldn’t get himself back in and around it.

“But we knew with the festive programme that we needed him.

“He’s always there and is on the shoulder of the defender.

“He’s just that nuisance in the box and even when a poor ball comes into the box, he makes something of it."

Speaking to the Gazette after scoring twice at Leyton Orient on Boxing Day, striker Robinson said: “I’ll sit down with the clubs and go from there.

“But for me, it’s all about playing football, that’s the main thing.

“I’ll need to have a conversation with managers and the staff.

I’m doing well and the team is doing well, so if I’m continuing to do that then I’ll be staying here.”