Barrow boss admits talks have already begun to extend Tim Erlandsson's stay

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The Nottingham Forest goalkeeper is wanted at Barrow for the rest of the season.

Last weekend saw Nottingham Forest youngster Tim Erlandsson make his senior football debut at his loan club Barrow AFC.

He joined on a one-month loan deal last week as he looks to get some regular playing time under his belt.

He made his debut against Dagenham and Redbridge in a 4-1 win and is immediately being linked with extending his loan deal at the club at the end of the month.

Nottingham Forest's Tim ErlandssonNottingham Forest's Tim Erlandsson

Barrow are without their regular first-choice Joel Dixon with a cruciate knee liagament injury for the rest of the season and Barrow boss Paul Cox admitted to the North-West Evening Mail that talks were already under way regarding an extension of the Swede’s deal:

“I've already spoken to Forest this morning.

“They've been excellent with us in terms of communication levels and helping us out. We've talked about the scope of extending the deal. They understand that Joel will be out for the season, and I think there is that option.

“These are initial talks. We've got our game tomorrow night and we want to get that out of the way before we start planning for the medium and long-term.”

Nottingham Forest's Tim ErlandssonNottingham Forest's Tim Erlandsson

Nottingham Forest would surely be making a good decision if they did decide to let him remain at the National League side for the rest of the campaign.

The 19-year-old was signed by the club from Swedish side Halmstads BK, initially on loan in September 2014 – signing permanently in the July of 2015.

The Swedish under-21 international was included in his nations Olympic squad at Rio this summer and will be hoping to go on to bigger and better things at Nottingham Forest.

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