Jason Brown is keen to have his loan spell at Leeds United extended even though the Blackburn keeper has yet to make a first team appearance for the Whites.

Brown, 28, served his apprenticeship at Charlton before joining Gillingham and then moved on to Blackburn, arriving at Leeds on an initial month’s loan on September 10. After today’s game at Ipswich, United have no first team fixture until Saturday, October 16, at Middlesbrough.

However, manager Simon Grayson is looking to hold on to the 6ft Wales international, who has been understudying Shane Higgs during Kasper Schmeichel’s absence with a foot injury.

Grayson said: “When you bring in the Wales No2 from the Premiership you know you have a good player and that is why he is here.

“He hasn’t come here just to sit on the bench. I told him at first he would be sitting on the bench and he was happy to do that but he has said to me all along that he is ready to step in and prove that he is a good goalkeeper.

“He wants to play for this football club and that is what we need – strong competition for places.

“There will probably be an opportunity to extend his loan period for at least another month. I am not saying Kasper is going to be out for that length of time but we have a player in Jason Brown who likes being here and wants to prove himself. “To go out and find another keeper might be more difficult.”

Meanwhile, Grayson is itching to get Tuesday’s humiliating 6-4 defeat to Preston out of his system and said: “I know it’s said a lot, but the one beauty of this league is that you have another game swiftly and we’re concentrating on going to Ipswich now and picking up a result there.”