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Jake Taylor extends loan at Vale

21 January 2020

Port Vale are pleased to confirm that Nottingham Forest midfielder Jake Taylor has extended his loan at the club until the end of the season.

Taylor, who initially signed on a six-month loan deal in the summer, has proved to be a vital player for John Askey's side so far this season. 

The midfielder made his football league debut for the Vale back in August in a 1-0 win over Cambridge United.

Just a few weeks later, he scored his first professional goal against Macclesfield Town in the Leasing.Com Trophy and followed that up a few days later, with a stunning strike against Leyton Orient for his first league goal. 

His goal against Macclesfield Town got the ball rolling for Taylor, who has since gone on to score seven goals for the Vale in 25 appearances in all competitions.

The 21 year old cemented himself as a Vale favourite with his strike against Crewe at Gresty Road back in November, which secured John Askey's side with another three points against the Railwaymen. 

With his future now sorted after extending his loan deal with the Vale and signing a new contract at Nottingham Forest, Taylor says he's looking forward to the rest of the season playing at Vale Park. 

"I'm very happy to finally get everything sorted and I can now just focus on recovering from my injury, getting fit and playing once again for Port Vale.

"From day one I could tell what a great club this is and I've loved every moment here since so it was a really easy decision to take up the opportunity to extend my loan.

"The fans have been fantastic towards me and the lads have been great since I arrived. They've always tried to help me and give me the best advice which is massive. I can't wait to get back playing in front of the fans and help this team win football matches.

Manager John Askey, who has been working closely with club legend Phil Sproson and Forest to complete the loan extension, says it's worked out well for all parties keeping Jake Taylor at the club.

"What we didn't want to do is lose him completely. He's been doing well for us, it shows how well he has been doing the fact that Forest have kept him.

"It's worked well for Jake, Forest and ourselves really. There's not many midfielders who have got the amount of goals he's got in the games he's played. 

"Jake's got a good attitude, he's determined, wants to do well and he's got the ability to go with it. He's a good finisher, but there's still bits of his game that he needs to improve.

"He needs to compete a little bit more at times but for his age he's doing well and he's shown that he can play at this level and hopefully he'll be able to play higher."

 


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