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Liverpool trialist Banton looking to stay on at Chivas USA

Liverpool youngster Jason Banton admits he would like to stay on after his trial period runs out with Chivas USA.

The 18-year old former Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal youngster made a great impression in a trial match for the Goats' reserves, scoring a goal and creating another as the side beat USL Pro side LA Blues 2-0.

Banton says he would love to remain with Chivas, indicating that winning a senior contract is on his agenda.

"We're looking for me to stay on, obviously, just negotiating a few things, but hopefully stay on, but looking positive so far," said Banton.

"It's a great club, great staff, great manager and great background, so hopefully stay on and push forward."

Chivas head coach Robin Fraser said that Banton was certainly a player he is interested in but made it clear that a deal was by no means done - although it could be on the cards.

"It's a matter of deciding if his asking price is something that we can afford or should afford," said Fraser. "He's a talented young player, for sure, but like any or most 18-year-old players, there are some concerns so we just need to weigh the whole thing and decide what we think is right."

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