Nottingham Forest midfielder Jake Taylor has told Stoke on Trent Live that he has no interest in looking too far into the future, despite continuing to shine on loan at Port Vale.

The 21-year-old netted the winning goal in Saturday’s 1-0 derby-day victory over Crewe Alexandra.

It was his fourth goal for the Valiants and the club are keen to extend his loan deal beyond the current January arrangement.

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The central midfielder has got 13 senior games under his belt for the League Two side and Saturday saw him notch his fourth goal for his temporary employers.

Taylor says he isn’t thinking as far ahead as January, however.

He told Stoke on Trent Live: “I am enjoying it first and foremost, I am loving my time at Vale, it’s a great club with a great following.

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“But at the moment I am only thinking about playing well for Vale. I have got no interest in looking too far ahead, I just focus on the next game and the next training session and we will see what happens.”

Taylor has thrived under manager John Askey and it’s easy to comprehend why he wants to keep the midfielder around.


The young Forest performer has shown maturity way beyond his tender years. He is proving that even if he doesn’t forge a career at Forest, he could do so elsewhere.

(Simon Newbury – MI News)

Last season, Taylor was a regular with the club’s under-23 outfit but he was loaned out for 2019/20 in an attempt to get some first-team football under his belt.

His contract at the City Ground is up in the summer and it remains to be seen whether or not he receives an extension.

If he doesn’t, it is fair to suggest that Port Vale would welcome him with open arms on a free transfer.

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