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Johnson Hopes For Loan Extension

Derby County youngster Jermaine Johnson hopes that his loan spell at Stafford Rangers can be extended until the January transfer window and beyond.

The on-loan defender now in his second spell of the season at Marston Road, is due back at Pride Park after the league game at Fleetwood Town on 19th December.

But Johnson is hoping the arrangement can be extended to facilitate him seeing first-team football after a spell spent kicking his heels in the Rams’ Reserves upon his return from Rangers in early October.

The 19 year old, does not want to go back to that and wants manager Chris Brindley to lengthen his terms until the window re-opens in the New Year.

But it would be decision time for Rangers then – they would then have to sign him permanently, take him on loan until the end of the season or pack him back off to Derby.

Johnson said:

“I am hoping to extend my loan deal to take me over the Christmas period and I will look at the situation again after that, if there was interest from a Football League Club or something like that I would have to consider it.”

“It’s tough at Derby, it’s a big first-team squad and very difficult to break through. But I enjoy working day in and day out with Nigel Clough, then training with Stafford and playing for their team at the weekend.”

“I can only learn from these experiences as a young player, this move has made a man out of me.”

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