Huddersfield Town have extended left-back James Husband’s loan from Championship rivals Middlesbrough.
The 22-year-old will now be with the John Smith’s Stadium club until April 9, although he can be recalled at any stage.
The Leeds-born player will also be ineligible when Town travel to Boro on Tuesday, April 5.
Head coach David Wagner started Husband in only two of the seven league and FA Cup matches during his first month with Town.
But he praised the former Doncaster Rovers man after he featured in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Preston North End .
And he is keen to provide competition for Australian international Jason Davidson.
Extending Husband’s stay signals an end to hopes of persuading Leicester City to allow Ben Chilwell to return on loan .
Highly-rated 19-year-old Chilwell made eight appearances between late November and the start of January.
Husband, who has also made an outing from the bench for Town and reached a career century of appearances on Saturday, was on loan at Fulham earlier this season.
Town fans at Preston gallery
He joined Middlesbrough for a reported £500,000 in a July 2014 deal which took Curtis Main the other way.
But he has been unable to force his way into the first team, and has made only seven appearances for the Teessiders.
Wagner, whose side are 17th in the Championship, said: “What we have seen from James so far has been good .
“We need a second left-back, as Jason Davidson is the only specialist in our squad.
“James has settled well and fits well into the group.
“His attributes fit our style and we are happy that he will remain with us.”