He’s playing the best football of his career by his own admission- and that’s why Reece Cole is so happy to have penned a Partick Thistle loan extension.
The Brentford midfielder will be staying with the Jags until the end of the season. Both clubs have agreed to extend the midfielder’s loan deal after some impressive Maryhill form.
In his Championship appearances, he has netted and assisted twice. Cole’s becoming increasingly influential in the middle of the Thistle midfield and will be a key man as they look to push towards the promotions play-offs.
“I’m happy to get it all settled,” Cole said of extending his loan deal. “I had a few options but I’m playing here and I knew I wanted to stay. I think I’m playing my best football under the gaffer and I’m also the fittest I have ever been, I’m just relishing the opportunity.
“The other boys have helped me. Moving to the top end of the country is quite difficult and they welcomed me in straight away. I’m enjoying it here. Things are looking up now and I knew I wanted to stay here a long time ago.
“If I score or assist it’s a bonus but as long as we get three points I’m not bothered. I think we’re working well under him (Ian McCall) and you can see we’re getting the points and climbing the table.”
Permanent Partick Thistle stay for Cole not ruled out
Whilst his loan deal expires in the summer, Cole has hinted that this may not be the end of his Firhill journey. His Brentford deal also runs out in the summer and he could be on the lookout for a new permanent home.
With how much he has enjoyed his stint with the Jags, Cole says that a permanent move to McCall’s side isn’t outwith the realms of possibility when the summer comes.
“When I was on loan at other clubs, you’re always playing to see where you’ll be next,” explained Cole. “I’ve enjoyed my time here and as long as I’m doing well and the team’s doing well, that’s all I can worry about now.
“When it comes to the summer I can see what my options are. I would (consider a permanent move) but that’s not up to me. If they want me, they want me, but that’s up to them.”