Jak McCourt: Torquay United extend loan deal

Jak McCourt

Torquay United have extended the loan deal of Leicester midfielder Jak McCourt for a further month.

The 18-year-old will be eligible for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Rochdale, along with fellow loanees Ade Azzez, Anthony O'Connor and Paul McCallum.

"He's mature on the pitch for someone so young," said boss Alan Knill.

"Sometimes you forget that he's 18 years old and that is a compliment to him because I don't think there are many of his age playing in the league.

Knill added: "He's quite critical of his own game, but if he can get 30 league games by the time he's 19 [next July], that is pretty good on his CV, and I only think he's going to get better.

"He gives you honesty and athleticism. When it's near the end of the game and he's still breaking into the opposition box, that has to be good, and that's what youth gives you."

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