Tom Adeyemi hopes for Oldham Athletic loan extension

Tom Adeyemi
Adeyemi has made 28 appearances for the Latics, scoring three times

On-loan Oldham Athletic midfielder Tom Adeyemi is hoping he will be able to extend his stay at Boundary Park.

The 20-year-old intially joined in August on a five-month loan, but this was extended in January for a month.

"I'm really enjoying my time here. As it stands my loan is due to finish after the Chesterfield game," the Norwich man told BBC Radio Manchester.

"I'm really enjoying myself and I'm hopeful a deal can be done to keep me here for longer."

Asked whether he would like to move to Boundary Park on a permanent deal, Adeyemi said: "I guess I would have to see what is put on the table first.

"Also I'd have to speak to Norwich to see if I'm in their plans for the future and I think that would sort of determine that decision."

The Norwich-born midfielder has come through the academy at Carrow Road and made 17 appearances for his home-town club.

He spent last season on loan at League Two side Bradford City, scoring five goals in 37 games for the West Yorkshire club.

He has been every present in the Latics midfield this year, including in their runs in the FA Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

It was during the third round FA Cup tie at Liverpool where Adeyemi became visibly upset following an incident of alleged racist abuse from a fan.

A 20-year-old man from Aintree was bailed pending further enquiries into the investigation.

During his time under Paul Dickov, Adeyemi has played in a number of positions but prefers playing in the centre of the park.

"I definitely think of myself as a central midfielder and when I play there I enjoy it as I can get in the box and our attacking play," he added.

"I don't have a problem in playing anywhere, it's just good to be on the pitch.

"It was a new thing for me playing right-back but I thought I was able to do it reasonably well.

"I'm only sitting here on three goals I would to have maybe had a couple more.

"I've created a lot of chances for myself and I've been having more shots recently, so maybe in the Chesterfield game it might be time for me to get another one."