SCOTT Brown’s loan spell with Warrington Town looks set to be extended.

The veteran midfielder has been highly impressive since arriving on a one-month deal from National League outfit Harrogate Town on Christmas Eve to fill the void left by the recently retired Steve Jennings.

Brown’s initial loan deal is due to expire after Yellows’ trip to Stafford Rangers on Saturday, kick off 3pm, but manager Paul Carden says all three parties – themselves, Brown and Harrogate – are keen for a longer stay.

The 34-year-old, who was playing regularly in League One for Accrington Stanley last season, is based in Runcorn and Carden believes playing so close to home is a big factor in his displays.

“We’ve already had discussions with Harrogate about keeping Scott and it looks like we’ll be able to sort something out,” he said.

“When you’re playing 40-odd games in League One last season, the quality is clearly there.

“He will get better for us as his understanding with Ben Garrity in midfield grows.

“He does things properly and with a purpose. He sets an example for us.

“Scott’s made up about being here. He wants to stay because he’s playing football.

“He’s at home as well, which helps – there’s nothing worse as a footballer than being away from home and not playing.

“He’s got people coming down to watch him and he’s got a smile on his face again.”

Yellows visit the BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division’s bottom side aiming to record back-to-back victories following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Radcliffe – their first success since November 30.

Jordan Buckley, the scorer of Town’s winning goal with his first for the club, will be assessed after being substituted with a hamstring injury but Mitch Duggan and Bohan Dixon are available after completing suspensions.

With Dave Raven, Jack Dunn and Shaun Beeley also fit again, Carden has gone from struggling to fill the bench to having plentiful options.

Only long-term absentee Josh Amis remains absent as he continues to step up his recovery from a foot injury that has kept him out of action since September.

However, Carden is adamant the striker will not be rushed back.

“The squad is thickening out all over the pitch now,” he said.

“That’s what we’ve been working for and it feels like it has been a long time coming.

“Hopefully, Jordan Buckley will be okay and then we’ll only be waiting on Josh to have a fully fit squad to select from.

“Josh is working hard but because he’s been out for so long, there’s no point rushing him back in a couple of weeks and risking more injury.

“We’d rather take our time so that he sees the season out, even if its only two-and-a-half months.

“Even in that amount of time, he can be a big weapon for us.”