Marcello Trotta would be happy to extend his loan spell at Brentford after his goals have helped put the Bees firmly in the League One promotion picture.

The Italian youth international, although highly rated at Motspur Park, is unlikely to see much first-team action at Fulham ahead of summer arrivals Dimitar Berbatov, Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega. Trotta has scored three goals in seven games since making the move to Griffin Park back in November and, although his loan is due to expire later this month, he says he would be keen to continue playing first-team football.

I’m really enjoying my time here. We’re all doing our best to try and get this team to the Championship. I have scored a few goals and have provided some assists as well, so it’s good to benefit the team.

I’m due to go back later this month but I would be keen to stay on. Both clubs are speaking at the moment, so we’ll see what happens.

I haven’t spoken to Martin Jol but I know he wants his young players to be out playing games. If there’s no space at Fulham, that could be here or somewhere else as long as I play.

Jol has handed Trotta three substitutes appearances since taking over at Fulham, but the 20 year-old striker has amassed most of his playing time in loan spells with Wycombe, Watford and now Brentford.