DARREN Randolph's is keen to stay at Accrington Stanley for another month - because he is just loving it!
The 18-year-old has made a big impression since he landed at the Interlink to ease the Reds goalkeeper crisis, initially on a one month loan deal, from Premier side Charlton Athletic.
And the goalie, whose loan spell ends on September 24, admits he would be more than happy to stay for another month.
"I love it here," he said, after having the choice of QPR and Walsall but opting for the Reds and regular football.
"The lads are great - if a little mad - and they are a good bunch. I am playing games every week and having quite a bit to do.
"The standard of the Conference has surprised me because it is quite high and it is good for me to be involved in these games and it is all experience for me."
The Republic of Ireland Under 19 star will be taking part in the European Championships from October 16-25 which take place in Cork, Ireland.
"I think I will only miss one game," said Randolph. "Although it is something I will have to talk to John Coleman about."
He has played four games for the Reds and admits his favourite so far has been the Burton victory last Saturday.
"That was because I kept a clean sheet and you have always got to be happy, as a goalkeeper, with a clean sheet," he said.
But perhaps his most important game was when he made a stunning save late on in the Woking clash, keeping out Steve Ferguson in Stanley's 2-1 win.
"I suppose it was a good save as we needed to win after we had gone ahead and lost to Exeter and then led 2-0 against Scarborough before it ended 2-2. We needed to hold on against Woking, so I guess it was important."
Stanley's keeper/coach Andy Dibble has been singing Randolph's praises but Randolph is modest in reply. "It is nice to hear good things off someone like Andy who has been in the game along time and knows what he is talking about. But I am just concentrating on my own game and will keep doing my best."