LOAN winger Jake Hastie could stay with Rotherham United beyond the January transfer window despite his lack of first-team opportunities with the Millers.
The 20-year-old made a sensational start to his career in South Yorkshire after moving from parent club Glasgow Rangers in the summer, scoring in all of his first three games.
But his game-time has dried up as Rotherham have moved towards the top of the League One table, prompting speculation he could be recalled from his season-long spell by the Scottish giants.
"I expect him to be here at the end of January," manager Paul Warne. "He probably hasn't played as much as he would like, but then I could say that about a few of my players.
"I would expect him to play a part in the next few games. He is the same as everyone else - if he plays well and does everything we want then he will stay in the team."
FIFA regulations allow a player to represent only two clubs in a single campaign and Hastie appeared for Rangers before his move south. That means he can’t feature for any other side would have to fight for his place at Ibrox if he left AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Warne is braced for January interest in some members of his squad and acknowledges the possibility that other loanees like midfielder Dan Barlaser, goalkeeper Dan Iversen and forward Carlton Morris may be summoned by their parent teams.
"I wouldn't be surprised if anyone gets pulled back and I wouldn't be surprised if rich clubs from leagues below come and try to nick our prized assets as well," he said.