WILL Sutton says he can already see “massive improvements” in his game thanks to his loan spell with Witton Albion.

The central defender’s spell at Wincham Park has been extended once again, with Albion confirming his loan from League Two side Oldham Athletic will continue into a third month.

The 18-year-old has been ever-present for Carl Macauley’s men this season, scoring one goal on his home debut against Lancaster City back in August.

Sutton says his 17 appearances in a red and white shirt have been “a huge learning curve” – one he feels he needed to take the next step in his career.

"It’s been really good, and it's been ideal to be in that men's football environment, playing games consistently because that's what I needed at the end of the day and was the whole point of the loan,” he told Oldham Athletic’s official website.

"I'm really happy with how it’s going for me personally and it's been sort of a perfect loan because I've been brought in to do a lot of defending and I’ve learnt a lot about positioning in my own box, so I can already see massive improvements."

"It has been a huge learning curve for myself because I didn't really know what to expect at that sort of level.

“I’ve learnt a lot about myself and where I am in terms of progression, I want to keep developing my game."

Sutton captained Oldham’s under 18s team before signing his first professional contract with the Latics back in May.

Since joining Witton, he has been a part of a side that endured a difficult start to the season before starting to climb away from danger in recent weeks.

While he has been helping to keep goals out, Sutton now wants to make more of an impact at the other end of the field.

"They’ve extended my loan again and until recently we had a good run with back-to-back clean sheets after a tough start to the campaign,” he said.

“We're starting to get that consistency and I'd like to try and keep that up as long as possible.

“In terms of individually, I would like to get my numbers up with being a threat in both boxes and adding more goals."