Gary Waddock is hoping to convince Fulham to allow young striker Marcello Trotta to extend his loan spell at Wycombe for a little while longer.

The Italian striker helped Wanderers out of the League One relegation zone by scoring all three goals in their victory over Exeter City yesterday afternoon, taking his tally to six goals in just four appearances for the Chairboys. The 19 year-old is due back at Motspur Park on January 14th – having extended his loan by another month just before Christmas – but Waddock is hopeful that Fulham will realise regular first-team football will aid the teenager’s development.

We were very, very fortunate to get him. We knew we had to address our frontline in terms of goals and we thank Fulham and Martin Jol for allowing him to come here.

The second month hasn’t run out yet but we’ll have to go back to Fulham when it does. Hopefully it will continue for a little bit longer.

If he’s playing first team football that’s got to help him. For his development it’s going to be very good for him.

He’s adapted very well to this level. The goals he’s got have been outstanding and his confidence levels will be very high.

Trotta himself was coy about his future.

I just want to think about doing well and scoring more goals in the next couple of games then we’ll see. But when you play first team football it’s amazing. It can’t get any better, I don’t think.