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Mills keen to stay

7 October 2013

Joseph happy to extend loan

Joseph Mills would be happy to extend his loan with Latics for a third and final month.

The left-sided Mills (pictured), who has been borrowed from Burnley, makes what could be his farewell appearance tomorrow at Preston North End in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Mills' last game of his second month had originally been due to be Saturday's match at Notts County until it was postponed.

He said: "If the loan gets extended, that would be great. If not, then I will have to re-evaluate and see what happens.

"When I signed, I mentioned I would like to stay for three months as playing games is the most important thing for me.

"If the opportunity arises, I would definitely like to stay."

Mills added that pushing up from left back to left midfield against Leyton Orient on Saturday wasn't a problem.

"I started my career further up the pitch and had played there a number of times. I enjoyed it as I have always like to get forward as a left back," he explained.

Mills has also taken on responsibility for taking free kicks and twice went close to scoring against Orient.

"If I can add that string to my bow, it is massive to have," he explained.

Mills believes Latics have been unfortunate in a number of games and all that is missing is a "tiny bit of luck."

He can see similarities to the season at Reading when they won promotion to the Premier League.

Mills explained: "In the promotion season we were down at the bottom, controlling a lot of games, but not able to turn them into wins.

"Things suddenly clicked and we went on a great run. We feel we are just inches away from turning the corner.

"We saw that with Orient's goal. Those things go for you at the top, but unfortunately don't go your way when you are further down the table."

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