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Appiah’s loan spell at the R Costings Abbey comes to an end Saturday and his coach has expressed his desire to extend his contract due to the quality he has brought into the team

Cambridge United coach Richard Money is eager to extend Kwesi Appiah’s loan for a third month.

Appiah, who has scored six goals since arriving at the R Costings Abbey in September, was temporarily signed from Crystal Palace and will complete that deal after tomorrow’s clash with the Bees.

Coach Money has made his intensions known to extend the contract of the striker.

“We’re trying to keep him and he wants to stay,” Money said to Cambridge News. “That sounds very simplistic, but it’s not as simple as that as you can imagine.”

“He can play tomorrow, but if he’s going to play next Tuesday (at Bury in the FA Cup), then it will need to be done soon. He has come in, scored goals and brought in some quality.”

Money added: “He hasn’t been great in every game, which he knows, but we’d like to keep him for the fact that we don’t 100 per cent know when the likes of Tommy (Elliott) and Ryan (Donaldson) will be fit again.”

United cannot keep Appiah beyond December 16 should an extension go through – such loans are limited to 93 days – but could make another move for Appiah in January.