NEWPORT County AFC have opened talks with Peterborough United as they aim to keep loan star Joe Day at the club until the end of the year.

The goalkeeper has kept two clean sheets in his four appearances for the Exiles – two wins and two draws – since he dislodged regular number one Lenny Pidgeley.

And he and was in superb form as County held relegated Tranmere Rovers to a 0-0 draw at Prenton Park on Tuesday night.

Day’s original one-month loan deal expires next week and manager Justin Edinburgh revealed after the match that he wants to keep the 24-year-old at Rodney Parade.

“He’s here until next Tuesday when his original loan runs out but we’re already in discussions with Peterborough to extend that until the New Year,” said the Exiles boss.

“I think Joe loves playing football and that’s a rarity sometimes but he loves playing so he’s happy.

“Peterborough are happy with the game-time he’s getting and it’s working well so hopefully that will be tied up by the beginning of next week.”

Day is also keen to extend his working relationship with Edinburgh having previously been together at Rushden & Diamonds.

“I’ve got a week left at the moment and I’m thoroughly enjoying it here and enjoying playing football,” said the player.

“I’d love to stay for longer if there’s an opportunity to do that.

“I came here to get game-time and I’m enjoying it so if that can continue then great.”

Day played down his starring role in the draw at Tranmere and the fact that the club’s revival has coincided with his arrival.

But he believes the unbeaten run of five games in League Two – having lost the opening three – shows that the squad is capable of competing well at this level.

“I’m very happy with the point,” he said after the final whistle at Tranmere.

“It was a great result for the team and I made a couple of saves in the first half so I’m happy with that.

“But the most important thing was the clean sheet and a good point for the team.

“I don’t think we played our best football but we showed good character to take a point.”

Next up for County is a trip to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday and Day is looking to keep the run going.

“To go five unbeaten is a great run and we want to continue that on Saturday,” he added.

“That will be another tough test for us but if we can show the same character and play some more football then who knows what we can get out of the game?

“You always want to win and if we can play a bit more football I think we could come away with the win.”