Jack Grimmer: Port Vale extend Fulham defender's loan stay

Fulham defender Jack Grimmer

Port Vale have extended defender Jack Grimmer's loan from Premier League side Fulham until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old Scotland youth international joined Vale on an initial one-month loan in early January and has so far made six appearances.

Grimmer told BBC Radio Stoke: "It was a bit later than I would have liked but I am just happy it is finally sorted.

"I came here to play games and get a good run under my belt and I'm thankful to the manager for the chance."

Grimmer joined Fulham two years ago for £200,000 from Aberdeen.

But, although he has played at right-back and in midfield for Fulham Under-21s, he has not yet made the first team.

Vale currently lie ninth in League One, six points behind the play-off places.

They cross the Shropshire border for Saturday's lunchtime derby against one of their main local rivals, relegation-haunted Shrewsbury Town.