BRANDON Comley says he would love to extend his stay at Colchester United.

The 22-year-old has made 19 appearances for the U’s since joining them on loan from Championship club Queens Park Rangers last August and has been a regular in John McGreal’s starting line-up, over recent weeks.

Comley’s current loan spell from Rangers is due to end next month – and the central midfielder admits he would like to remain at the Weston Homes Community Stadium for longer.

Comley said: “At the moment, with the way it’s going I’d love to stay longer.

“But I don’t know what’s going to happen and I’m sure in the next few weeks everyone will find out.

“I’m really enjoying my time here and I wouldn’t turn my nose up if someone asked me if I wanted to stay.

“I feel like I’m playing alright at the moment and I don’t think I’ve had a bad spell since I’ve been here.

“I’m enjoying my football and that it’s the main thing.

“As a kid, you play football because you enjoy it and that shouldn’t stop.

“I’m loving playing as much as I am and hopefully, it’ll continue.”

Comley will be hoping to help Colchester maintain their fine recent form when they travel to play struggling Chesterfield tomorrow.

The U’s are looking for a third straight win on the road and have lost only two of their last 15 games in League Two, heading into their match at the Proact Stadium.

“When we’re away from home, we’re so hard to break down," said the former Grimsby Town loanee.

“I think teams would probably prefer to play us at home but then when they play us there, we’re still good there.

“It’s very enjoyable – it’s always nice winning games and the dressing room is good.

“Everyone’s buzzing at the moment and it’s a great place to be.

“When I came here, I saw what the training was like and the players are like and I knew there was a lot of potential there.

“There’s a lot of enthusiasm to do well and it’s a great team effort.

“I think the game at Crawley displayed that – we stayed solid and there was a lot of bodies being put on the line, which led to the boys up front taking their opportunities.

“We’re doing really well at the moment and we need to keep this going.

“We have to keep the main goal of being in this position come the end of the season.

“I’d definitely be disappointed if we didn’t finish in the top three at the moment.

“But in this league, you can’t really write anyone off and you have to stay focused and be at 100 per cent, otherwise you can get bitten on the bum.

“We have to stay in there and if we can push on, then that’s what I want to happen.”