Former West Bromwich Albion manager Gary Megson is hoping to get the green light to keep on-loan Baggies goalkeeper Russell Hoult at Nottingham Forest.
Hoult has been in fine form at the City Ground since joining Megson's men last month, having helped his previously struggling side go five games without defeat.
But he has just one game left, at home to Hartlepool on Saturday week, before his loan runs out and Albion boss Bryan Robson is going to have to come to a decision about whether to let him stay.
Hoult's record of two clean sheets for Forest and just three goals conceded is still a long way short of the clubrecord 24 shut-outs he achieved in the first of Albion's two promotion campaigns under Megson but it has been the base on which the manager has turned round Forest's faltering start to the League One season.
He is keen to either keep Hoult out on loan or even discuss the chances of the veteran No 1, who turns 33 next month, making the move permanent. We will speak to people at West Brom and see what we can do about it when that time comes but it is not something we have discussed yet," said Megson.
"Russell is just over halfway through his month with us and as things stand, West Brom have got a 24-hour recall on him but we will speak to them and see what they want to do with him."
Megson signed Hoult for Albion in January 2001 and it has hardly come as a surprise to see hiom perform so well. The keeper is keen to make up for lost time following the injury-hit year which cost him his place as first-choice at The Hawthorns to new signing Chris Kirkland.
"It is more than the saves he makes," said Megson. "It is the crosses he is taking that helps us no end.
"Having somebody in goal who is going to do that does inspire confidence." n The Football League's attempt to reschedule Albion's Carling Cup game at Fulham has been rejected by the police.
The club now face the prospect of two away games within 48 hours, with the match against Bolton put back to October 23 to accommodate Wanderers' Uefa Cup-tie.