Braintree Town are trying to extend the stay of goalkeeper Michael Crowe at the Avanti Stadium, according to manager Danny Cowley.

The Ipswich Town shot-stopper has impressed during his one-month loan spell with the Iron, conceding just one goal in his four Vanarama National League games with the club, but that initial period came to an end with the 1-0 win against Welling United on Tuesday.

However, Cowley said he is hoping to keep the 20-year-old.

He said: “The game against Welling was the last of Michael’s one-month loan deal, but we have spoken to Ipswich about it.

“So we are hoping to extend it and we are seeing what they have to say.”

It would appear that the Suffolk side are equally happy to let Crowe continue his development with Braintree.

Manager Mick McCarthy was quoted on the independent Ipswich Town website, TWTD, today as saying that he was content for his keeper to stay out on loan.

However, as it is a secondary 28-day period, the parent club will be entitled to a 24-hour recall if they do require him to return.