Jos Hooiveld eager to extend Southampton loan stay

Jos Hooiveld
Hooiveld's three goals for Southampton have all come in wins by one goal

Southampton's on-loan defender Jos Hooiveld says he would like to extend his stay at St Mary's after his goal in the win over Peterborough on Tuesday.

Richard Chaplow and Hooiveld scored the goals in a 2-1 win over Peterborough, that sent the Saints five points clear at the top of the Championship.

The Dutchman, 28, is on loan from Celtic until January.

"I am here until January but I am very open to staying, yes," Hooiveld told BBC Radio Solent.

Hooiveld played 11 times for the Saints, scoring three goals, and has formed a formidable partnership with fellow central defender Jose Fonte.

Southampton's victory over Peterborough was their 10th straight home win in a row this season in all competitions.

Hooiveld said he was delighted to get on the score sheet and added he felt his partnership with Fonte was improving all the time.

"To get the goal was great as it proved to be the winner so I am very pleased with that," he said.

"The partnership with Jose Fonte gets better and better. You need some time to get used to each other and I'm really getting the feeling of starting to know him well."

On the possibility of him staying on past January, he added: "I have not heard anything further, but I am really enjoying myself and the gaffer is pleased with me and I am very pleased to be here."

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