NCM Exclusive: Mayo set to extend loan with Darlington?

Last updated : 21 January 2008 By Gary Moss
The 27-year-old left-bacl is all set to pen a deal that will see him in the North-East until the summer.

Mayo has enjoyed a fruitful spell with the Quakers so far playing in three games in which they have picked up a maximum nine points without conceding a goal.

Darlington writer, Craig Stoddard, from the Northern Echo has been talking to
Mayo...Close to extension at Darlington
NCM again and said Mayo is likely to complete a loan extension in the next couple of days.

"Penney said he was going to speak with Notts County today and he wants Mayo until the end of the season," he explained.

"He plans to speak with Notts County to see how they feel about it and hope to extend it."

The Darlo writer has also been impressed with Mayo's contribution to the promotion chasing Quakers.

"He has not done to much wrong - he has played three games and they have kept three clean sheets," he said.

"He took the corners on Saturday (against Mansfield) and from one of them we won a penalty which we scored from so he is doing something right."

It was another impressive week for the Magpies full-back as he helped the Quakers to two wins and two clean sheets.

Mayo was in fine form as Darlington recorded 3-0 and 1-0 wins over Morecambe and Mansfield respectively.

But, Stoddart admits the former the Magpies man could face a run in the side further up the pitch.

"I think they see him as a possible left midfielder as well - he has been getting forward a lot, obviosuly he scored in his first game and he has been getting involved all down the left hand side," he said.

"He is definately a player who can attack."

The arrival of fellow left-back Ryan Valentine from Wrexham should further push Mayo but so far the defender has been an instant hit with the Northern Echo.

"The bottom line is it has been three games and three clean sheets so he is in the driving seat but Valentine will put pressure on his place," explained Stoddart.