Mark McGhee is determined to secure Gambia hopeful Mustapha Carayol’s future at Bristol Rovers – and confirmed the club are talking to the winger about extending his contract.
Carayol was in inspirational form in the Pirates’ 5-1 hammering of Accrington Stanley, playing a part in four of their goals as they rounded off their home campaign in spectacular style with another big win.
It means the Pirates have scored 12 times in their last two home games, although McGhee is well aware that the 22-year-old Gambian’s red-hot form could make him a target for other clubs. “We are in control of that situation. Muzzy has another year of his contract left and we are talking to him about extending,” said the manager.
“I am determined to try to keep Muzzy here. There may appear a set of circumstances that makes that impossible, but that hasn’t happened yet. I am hopeful that Muzzy will be tearing up defences like that on a new pitch in the first game of next season. He was doing it all.”
“He was linking play, going past people, tackling, heading, defending, and providing crosses for goals. About the only thing he didn't do was score himself. But when he plays like he did [in the 5-1 hammering of Stanley] he is unstoppable. He was fantastic.”
Rovers round off their campaign this weekend with a trip to Dagenham & Redbridge.