Birmingham City have extended Nigel Quashie's loan deal from West Ham into a third and final month.
The midfielder has impressed at St Andrew's so far this term after signing an initial one-month contract back in October, which was then extended to a second month.
His latest agreement fulfils the maximum 93-day emergency loan period that any player can remain at a club, meaning manager Alex McLeish will have to consider the options available to him when his stay finally comes to an end in January.
Quashie, who has stressed his desire to remain at the midlands club for the long-term, will now make the last appearance of his current stay in Blues' Championship fixture against Cardiff on January 17.
Parent club West Ham have also granted the 30-year-old permission to play in Birmingham's FA Cup third-round tie against Wolves on January 3.