In his first month on loan with the Holy Blues, Liam has made six starts in which Trinity have won three, drawn two and suffered defeat only once, away at Basford United. A game which saw a threadbare Trinity side lose goalkeeper Matt Yates to injury, ending the game with centre forward Jack Gibson between the sticks for more than an hour. Liam admitted, "I’m delighted to extend my loan for another month. It’s my first loan, playing men’s football is good for me. Now it’s up to me to keep going, keep working hard and continue showing what I’ve got."
Meanwhile, Trinity Head Coach Tom Shaw was pleased to get the deal over the line stating, "Liam has done really well since his arrival. He has been a big part of our recent positive performances and results and I hope that can continue."
"The level, our style and the demands of regular football will be brilliant for his development and hopefully his experiences with us can benefit Liam, Sheffield Wednesday and Gainsborough. He plays with energy and enthusiasm and has set the tone in games with his front foot attitude. We are really pleased to keep Liam for a further month."
Owls First Team Manager Darren Moore on the extension from a Sheffield Wednesday perspective said, “We have spoken a lot about our young players and we’re pleased that the players out on loan are having a good time at their clubs and getting minutes. I am really pleased for Liam. He is a good young midfield player with bags of energy. We feel that he is rapidly coming on."
"I didn’t want him to stay in the building and be down in the pecking order before he gets a run of games. I think the rightful thing with Liam was to let him go out on loan and let him keep that continuity of men’s football on a weekly basis. He needs to be stepping on to the front line so this loan is a wonderful opportunity for him and we will be keeping close tabs on him."
Thank you to Sheffield Wednesday for agreeing to the extension, and entrusting us with Liam’s development. It’s good to have you with us for another month Liam – and we look forward to watching you continue to grow!
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