Date: 11th January 2013 at 4:39pm
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Highly-rated young forward Britt Assombalonga has signed a new contract until the summer of 2014 with the option for a further year.

The DR Congo-born attacker has enjoyed another fruitful season out on-loan, this time at League Two outfit Southend United and will now remain a Hornet for an extra year.

Assombalonga’s route into professional football has been out of the ordinary as he was discovered in the club’s Community Sports & Education Trust at a player development centre.

Last season saw Assombalonga earn rave reviews on-loan at Wealdstone and Braintree before he was re-called by Sean Dyche to feature a handful of times towards the back end of the season.

The 20 year-old forward made two starts and two substitute appearances for Dyche’s side last term before heading to Roots Hall this season, where he has bagged an impressive 11 league goals from 24 starts.

Congratulations, Britt!