DARREN Foxley wants to repay the East Thurrock United supporters who made the extension of his loan deal possible by firing Rocks into the play-off places.

Foxley was due to return to parent club St Albans City before last weekend, but East Thurrock fans intervened to ensure the winger remains with the Isthmian Premier League side until the end of the month.

And Foxley is keen to give the Rocks faithful and boss John Coventry, who rates the 22-year-old highly, something to shout about.

“The arrangement for the extension of the loan was between St Albans manager Ian Allison and Covo,” said Foxley.

“It was made possible by the financial efforts of some supporters who had belief in my abilities to help the team push for the play-offs.

“I want to thank all the fans and management team at East Thurrock for supporting me.

“I am very pleased to have extended the loan, which will allow me to play football on a regular basis and help continue my development.”

Since arriving at the Grayers Graphics Stadium in November, Foxley has made eight appearances and found the back of the net four times.

And Foxley is eager to add to those figures before returning to National League South strugglers St Albans.

“I am thoroughly enjoying my time at East Thurrock,” added Foxley.

“The manager and boys have welcomed me and been very supportive.

“I want to leave this club in at least the play-off places and add to my tally so far of four goals and two assists.

“Before going back to St Albans, my goal would be to continue scoring and getting assists.

“I also want to help the team secure a play-off place.”

Foxley was on the books of Charlton Athletic and Premier League side West Ham United as a youngster.

And the winger is looking to make the step up to professional football.

“At the age of seven, I started my career at Charlton and was there for two years,” admitted Foxley.

“Then I moved onto West Ham when I was nine for four years.

“At 15, I signed for Dagenham & Redbridge and got a scholarship at 16 for two years.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get a professional contract there and went into non-league.

“I have since played for Soham Town Rangers, Cambridge City, Bishop’s Stortford and Hungerford Town.

“Some could say I’ve been a journeyman, but I still have aspirations of becoming a professional footballer.”