Wolverhampton Wanderers starlet Tom Huddlestone will return to training today and receive an instant pick-me-up after his midweek disappointment.
The midfielder, on loan from Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur, was part of the England Under-21 side that went out of the European Championships in a controversial play-off with France but will be flat-tered to learn of the admiration of Glenn Hoddle, the Wolves manager.
Originally signed on a one-month deal, which is due to end next week, Huddlestone?s impact has been sufficiently impressive for Wolves? chief executive Jez Moxey to try to extend his stay until January.
Moxey said: ?I know Glenn wants to keep Tom so it?s just a case of all of us getting together to try to sort it out.
?There is already a financial package in place to extend the loan which was agreed in principle and it?s just a case of making the call to Tottenham to see if they are happy for it to go through. If all goes well, I would expect us to tee something up before that last game of the loan against Sheffield United.?
But the 18-year-old is not thinking about the colour of the shirt he?ll be wearing in the near future because he is more concerned about tomorrow night?s return to his former club Derby County.
Huddlestone, who produced another impressive display for his country despite the 2-1 defeat, is focusing on returning to Pride Park for the first time since he left them for Spurs in the summer.
He notched up 93 appearances for the Rams after making his debut at 16, and says: ?They?re not having the best of seasons but they?ve got some good players. I always knew I?d go back to Derby at some point but didn?t think it would be so soon.?