Tony Aghayere has expressed his delight at still being a Colne player, after his one-month loan deal was extended until the end of the season.
Having kept three clean sheets in his first five games at the XCLR Stadium, manager Steven Cunningham has clearly been desperate to keep hold of his new number one.
Rarely putting a foot wrong between the sticks, Aghayere is now focused on leading Colne to promotion, and with more clean sheets on his mind, he is eager to get more minutes under his belt at the North West Counties club.
Aghayere said: “I’ve benefited from the game time at Colne this month and I’m delighted to be staying on until the end of the season.
“Both Colne and Burnley have given me a great opportunity to play and I can’t wait to continue that now.”
Gaining his first taste of senior football with the Pendle-based club, the Spanish-born keeper has stated that he has progressed as a player in a short space of time.
Aghayere added: “I’ve learned a lot here, things that I never would on the training field.
“I believe my organisational skills have improved and I feel like I’ve grown up since playing Non-League football.”
Conceding just twice in five matches since making his debut, the Reds have won five of their last six games with the loanee in goal.
Desperate to end his loan spell with silverware, Aghayere wants to continue keeping things tight at the back, as he finished by setting his stall out for the final two months of the campaign.
Aghayere explained: “I’ve kept three clean sheets so far and that’s given me the hunger to get more now.
“Finally though, I’d like to thank Colne for giving me game time and I’d like to thank Burnley for letting me learn my game on loan.
“On the field, we’re in a good position now in the league and we just have to keep working game by game to keep the momentum going.”