Nottingham Forest’s on-loan star Jake Taylor is looking to extend his stay with League Two side Port Vale in January according to the Stoke Sentinel.

Vale’s manager Paul Askey is also hopeful an extension to his current loan can be reached with Forest. Taylor is yet to make a first-team appearance for the East Midlands club however he has been a vital member of the squad for Port Vale.

The dynamic midfielder scored his fifth goal of the campaign at the weekend, as Vale lost 2-1 to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park and has contributed with a number of impressive performances.

His short-term loan deal expires in January but both the manager and player are looking to extend his stay until the end of the season.

However, due to his impressive form it is not of the question that Forest could opt to loan him out to a club at a higher level which would be a huge blow to Paul Askey’s side.

When the manager was asked about an extension to the loan deal he said: “Hopefully. It will depend if anybody comes in for him. He has scored again and played reasonably well so the more he does that the more difficult it becomes. He has done really well and hopefully we can get something sorted.”

Taylor has also expressed how happy he is at Port Vale: “First and foremost I am just focusing on playing for the Vale at the minute. I am enjoying playing my football. I know it’s a cliche that whatever happens, happens, but at the moment I am really enjoying my time at Vale and hopefully it continues.”

A further six months of regular first team football could be just what Taylor needs and with his bond already in place with Vale it would make good sense to allow him to spend the rest of the season with them.