Accrington Stanley have extended the loan of Liverpool youngster Lloyd Jones, the League Two club have confirmed.
The 19-year-old, who joined on an initial one month loan, has made seven appearances for Stanley, scoring in their 3-1 victory at rivals Morecambe.
He will remain as a Stanley player for the final four games, and should feature in tonight’s game away to Hartlepool United.
“It’s gone really well. It’s been seven good games and it’s been great to get as many games as I can under my belt. I feel a better player for the experience. That’s only going to help me. I’m just trying to take it in by stride but I do feel like a better player than when I arrived.” said Jones to the Stanley club website.
Jones later added: “I have to play well and secure my position here before I can think about any future loans or anything at Liverpool.”
Jones, who has also played for relegation threatened Cheltenham Town against Hartlepool in this campaign, admitted that the Pools are a tough side.
“It was probably the most physical game that I’ve played in. Hartlepool are fighting for their lives so they’ll be doing everything they can to win the game.”
Stanley boss John Coleman is pleased with the progress shown by Jones, and looks forward to working with him in the future.
“He’s really keen to learn. He’s a good lad, he’s got a good character about him and I think he’ll turn into a really good footballer.” said Coleman to the Stanley official site.
When asked about the possibility of Jones appearing for Stanley next season, Coleman responded: “He’s certainly on our radar.”
Accrington are currently 17th in Sky Bet League Two, and are a sizeable 12 points clear of Tranmere Rovers who occupy 23rd place in the division.