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Westlake eyeing Mansfield stay

Sheffield United loanee Darryl Westlake says he would 'love' to make his move to Mansfield Town permanent at the end of the season.

Westlake joined the Blades in 2012 but is out of contract at the end of this term and believes a renewal at Bramall Lane is unlikely.

With Stags wing-back Lee Beevers ruled out for the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery, the 23-year-old will be presented with a chance to establish himself in Paul Cox's plans.

Westlake made the switch to the One Call Stadium in November and is ready to sit down with Blades boss Nigel Clough at the end of the season to discuss his future.

"I'll go back there at the end of the season and speak to Nigel Clough, then see what happens," he told the Nottingham Post.

"I haven't spoken to them at all while I've been here, so I'll just speak to them at the end of the season.

"I don't think I'll be there after the summer, to be honest, but they haven't given me any indication. I would love to stay here. It's a good club."

Westlake returned to action against Morecambe last weekend after a three-week suspension following his red card against Northampton Town and admits he is relishing the opportunity to play first-team football.

"We'll just have to sit down and speak with my agent, then see what happens," he added.

"I've just got to concentrate on my game here and play well in these last five games.

"Other than three games, I've started every game, so I'm happy with that. That's the reason why I came here, to get more game time."