MILLWALL midfielder Tamika Mkandawire is expected to begin training with Southend United this week ahead of a loan move back to Roots Hall, NewsAtDen understands.
Mkandawire was a big hit in Essex during a three-month spell earlier in the season and boss Kenny Jackett is happy to allow the 29-year-old to return.
The former Leyton Orient man, who suffered a serious knee injury last year, made 12 appearances for the Shrimpers http://www.flomaxbuyonline.com between November and January.
Should the deal go through, Mkandawire will be in contention to play for Southend at Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Crewe on April 7.
Mkandawire, who is due to become a free agent in the summer, has been back at The Den since the turn of the year but has not featured in the first team since then – playing in U21 games instead.