Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins is ready to let Duane Holmes go out on loan.
The American-born teenager has made his mark when coming off the bench this season.
But the return to fitness of a string of players – Robins brought four back for Saturday’s 1-0 Championship win over Wigan – means his chances could now be more limited.
“I really believe in Duane’s ability,” said the boss, whose side host Nottingham Forest tomorrow night.
“He is a very good young player who has contributed in a number of games where he has come off bench and helped change things.
“Now I want to see him come through strongly, and you look at the situation and think ‘How is his next progression going to come?
“That could be through a spell out on loan, but as with all our players, it has to be right for this club and the individual.”
The Football League loan window reopened last week, and while there are unlikely to be any incoming signings at this stage, Robins will consider a number outgoings.
“We have to get the balance of the squad right in terms of size and we have some people who need games,” he added.
Town currently have striker Jon Stead loaned out to Oldham and midfielder Chris Atkinson to Bradford.