Page keen to extend impressive Ikpeazu’s loan spell

Page keen to extend impressive Ikpeazu’s loan spell

Manager Rob Page has said he wants to talk to Watford about extending the loan spell of striker Uche Ikpeazu.

Ikpeazu has enjoyed a good start to his Vale career with six goals in 16 games but he is only on loan until January.

We are helping their centre-forward progress and it is helping us in the short term as well, which will inevitably have a longer impact for Watford…

Page told the Sentinel: “I think it’s the way we have treated the lad and what we have done for him since he’s been here that is most important.

“We are helping their centre-forward progress and it is helping us in the short term as well, which will inevitably have a longer impact for Watford.

“I think they can see that what we have done for him so far is obviously helping to make him a better player. So hopefully there is something to be done there.

“He is a terrific lad and a good player. He is a fans’ favourite and understandably so.”