Torquay man looking to extend Boro stay

MICHAEL Brough wants to extend his stay at The Lamex Stadium after his original one-month deal expired after Tuesday night s 0-0 draw with Wrexham. The on-loan Torquay man has been an ever-present in Graham Westley s side since returning to the club playi

MICHAEL Brough wants to extend his stay at The Lamex Stadium after his original one-month deal expired after Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Wrexham.

The on-loan Torquay man has been an ever-present in Graham Westley's side since returning to the club playing in a variety of positions during the spell.

"I'm enjoying it, the gaffer's asked me to come in and do a job and I've enjoyed having a month here and I want to extend it," Brough told The Comet. "It runs out today (Tuesday), but I want to extend it and stay.

"We're trying to make it happen. I want to make it happen, I think the gaffer here does so it's just at Torquay's end really, it's just down to them whether they'll extend it."

Boro begin their FA Cup campaign on Saturday with a trip to Blue Square South side Chelmsford City and Brough is hoping Torquay will give him permission to play in the game if they can reach an agreement to extend his loan spell.

"I think initially I wasn't going to be allowed to play, but I'd love to play at the weekend; I don't want to come out of the team," said the 28-year-old. "They've got a good squad here and I want to play so hopefully if we extend the loan that'll be possible."

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Saturday's game will be a tricky tie for Boro but Brough says the team are focused on extending their unbeaten run.

"They're a club that's got decent resources for the level they play at, we know going to their place in the FA Cup they'll want to have a run so we know we're in for a tough game," he said, "but with the way we've been playing lately and the unbeaten run we've been on we want to extend that and we want to go there and post a win.

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