Albion youngster James Tilley has been told he can benefit from extending his stay in Ireland.

The wideman is on loan at Cork City until next month.

But boss John Cotter wants to extend that through the summer and right until the end of the Airtricity League season in late October.

Cork are sixth in the table after winning three of their last four games and Tilley, who comes from Billingshurst, has been a key player.

Cotter said: “He has had an influence on the team over the last number of weeks. His confidence is going well.

“I think for himself too, to play men’s football where you’re scrapping for points and where it means something, it will be great for his career going forward.”

Tilley turns 21 next month. He has played in 20 games, of which nine have been won, and has three goals plus three assists to his name.