SAMMY Moore has urged AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown to keep hold of the club's on-loan midfield starlets.
The former Ipswich youngster has been impressed with the performances of Billy Knott and George Moncur since their arrivals earlier this month.
Moore has formed an understanding with the duo in the centre of the park as the improving Dons have notched up three wins on the spin in League Two.
And the midfielder has pleaded with Brown to speak to their parent clubs, Sunderland and West Ham, about keeping the teenage pair beyond this month.
“I’d definitely like to see them stay,” said Moore. “It’s going to be hard because if they keep doing well they could be playing back at their own clubs. I think the gaffer will be doing his utmost to keep them both because they have given the whole club and the fans a lift.
“Both of the lads have been great since they have come in and they work their socks off. They’ve both got that bit of quality in the final third and it’s helped the squad.
“It’s helped to motivate the boys who aren’t in the squad. It's keeping everyone on their toes because people know their places aren’t safe anymore and it’s good to have competition – it’s healthy.”
Knott and Moncur have both told the Chronicle they would be prepared to consider staying at Kingsmeadow for extended spells.