Howe will wait on McQuoid
Eddie Howe insists he will wait before making any decision on whether to make Josh McQuoid's loan move a permanent arrangement.
Last Updated: 29/02/12 11:00am
Burnley boss Eddie Howe insists he will wait until later in the season before making any decision on whether to make Josh McQuoid's loan move a permanent arrangement.
The Northern Ireland international moved to Turf Moor from Championship rivals Millwall in January on a three-month loan deal which is due to expire shortly before the end of the campaign.
Howe has been impressed with the impact made by the forward during his time with the Clarets, but claims he has not given any consideration to a possible summer swoop.
The Burnley boss told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It's too early. He's still Millwall's player.
"He's done really well and fitted in really well to the team and what we're trying to build. But as for beyond his loan spell, that's for another day."
McQuoid is still to find the net after six outings for his new club, but earned the praise of Howe for his recent display in the 2-0 win over Barnsley, when only the goal-poaching instincts of Jay Rodriguez denied him a first strike.
He added: "I thought Josh really did stand out in that game.
"He played a huge part in the first goal - it was going in and Jay Rod, like all good strikers, has made sure it was. Josh is a team player, he understands. Jay just got there on the line.
"But I thought Josh performed really well. It was his best game for us, playing on the left he linked really well with the centre-forwards and I think his confidence has grown the longer he's been here.
"He's now part of the team so we're really pleased for him."