Blackpool loanee Macauley Wilson says he has enjoyed his time at AFC Fylde so far and is looked forward to the second half of the season.

The teenage right-back initially signed on a youth loan in November before extending his stay until the 21st January and will now spend the rest of the season with Fylde as they look to earn automatic promotion from the Vanarama National League North.

Wilson has started all seven league games since joining the Coasters, claiming an assist in the 3-1 win at Chorley on New Year’s Day and expressed his delight in extending his stay at Mill Farm.

“I’m really happy to have extended my loan. Since I came here, I’ve wanted to stay because I’ve been really enjoying my football. There’s a great set of lads here and the coaching staff are great too.

“I’ve loved every single minute of being here. From being at Blackpool and not playing games or even training to now playing every week at Fylde, I’ve loved it.

“I didn’t expect to play as much as I have done to be honest. Fylde were flying at the top of the league when I came in and as a 19-year-old, you can’t ask for a better experience than this.

“Hopefully I’ll continue to improve by being here and playing first team football. I don’t know what will happen at the end of the season but hopefully there will be options out there.”

Fylde are currently nine points clear at the top of the league ahead of the weekend clash with Curzon Ashton and Wilson says that the squad is focused on securing National League football next season.

“It’s a great feeling to be top of the table. You go into every game knowing that it will be a tough game but we’re all confident that we will come out of it with three points.

“I think everyone wants to finish the job now and get promoted as quickly as possible. If we have to wait, then we have to wait but that’s the main goal to get promoted into the National League. Hopefully we can achieve that by the end of the season.”