Paddy Madden extends stay at Yeovil Town as FA Cup talks continue
Carlisle United hot shot Paddy Madden will remain at Yeovil Town until the end of year and could feature in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The Irishman has netted five games in as many npower League One games since heading south for a one-month loan spell.
Discussions started on Monday with regards to extending Madden's stay at Huish Park, with the clubs eventually reaching an agreement on the temporary deal today.
The 22-year-old has trained with the Glovers ahead of Saturday's cup clash with Preston North End as negotiations continued.
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Glovers' boss Gary Johnson said: "There are still talks on-going and Paddy's (first month) doesn't finish until Monday, anyway. In fact it's a matter of getting permission for the cup and then to move beyond that.
"I can't give you odds of 50-50, 60-40 or 40-60, it's just another question you will have to save until Saturday morning when you see him either with us or not.
"There's dialogue between the two clubs. Paddy would like to stay, that's important, and I think his representatives would like him to stay.
"Carlisle gave him his opportunity (in England) and probably don't feel they have seen the best of him so are weighing up their side of things. It's in the balance and we will have to wait and see.
"He could be available on Saturday, he's certainly not unavailable at the moment and that's a good thing. He has been involved in the build-up so we will have to wait and see."
Johnson also suggested a permanent deal in January for Madden had also been put to Carlisle, but said talk of such a switch was premature.
"That would be some part of the discussions, of course, but it's too early to go into that," he said.
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