Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Glenn Hoddle is hoping to get the green light from his old club Tottenham Hotspur to keep on-loan midfielder Tom Huddlestone at Molineux.
Having impressed in his three matches for Wolves since arriving on a month's stay, Huddlestone has two games left before he is due to return to White Hart Lane.
But Hoddle is at great pains to point out that the former Derby County teenager, signed by Spurs for £2.5 million this summer, was not brought in simply to solve recent Wolves' injury crisis.
Though the Wolves treatment room is showing signs of starting to clear, Hoddle will sit down next week with Spurs officials to discuss the prospect of keeping Huddlestone a little bit longer.
"I've spoke with his representatives and to Spurs, who have been keeping a close eye on how well he's been doing for us," said Hoddle. "And although he's got his two Under-21 games to concentrate on for now, we plan to talk next week."
For the next few days, Huddlestone is more concerned with international affairs. The 19-year-old utility man has been called up to Peter Taylor's England Under-21 squad for their two European Championship play-off matches against France at White Hart Lane tomorrow night and the return in Nancy next Tuesday night.
But, as soon as he returns from England duty to start preparing for his return trip to Pride Park to face his old club Derby next Friday night, Hoddle will begin the battle to keep him.
"It was explained to Tom when he arrived at Spurs that they saw him as one for the future," added Hoddle. "But reserve team football only does so much and it's not good for him at the moment.
"Coming to us and doing as well as he has has given him a fantastic opportunity to play at the level he should be at. So that, if he does get into the Tottenham team, he gives himself a much better chance of keeping himself in the team. It's good for us, it's good for Tottenham and it's good for Tom."
* Wolves' new £3.3 million training facilities at Compton Park will not be open to fans for another fortnight.
The Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground was officially unveiled to the media on Wednesday, but public access works still need to be completed, along with a small amount of work needed to conform to health and safety standards.
There will be a designated area for spectators to watch training and ask players for autographs, but the facilities will not be open until November 24.