BARROW AFC are already in talks over extending the loan arrangement for Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Tim Erlandsson.

The 19-year-old signed a one-month deal with the Bluebirds last week and slotted straight into the team for Saturday's 4-1 win at Dagenham and Redbridge.

He produced a strong display behind a defence he met for the first time only 24 hours earlier, pulling off a number of saves and commanding the back line. He is set to start again at Macclesfield on Tuesday night.

With regular stopper Joel Dixon ruled out for the remainder of the National League campaign with a cruciate knee ligament injury picked up against Guiseley last week, AFC boss Paul Cox needs a permanent solution between the sticks.

With that in mind, he has already spoken with Forest about potentially extending the Sweden Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-21s international's stay.

“I've already spoken to Forest this morning,” Cox said on Monday. “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.”