TOWN boss Peter Jackson has opened discussions with Blackburn over extending left-back Andy Taylor's loan.
The 20-year-old's initial Galpharm spell doesn't end until after Saturday's League I trip to Nottingham Forest.
But Jackson is keen to sort out Taylor's immediate future before he takes his 13th-placed team to the City Ground.
The development comes after Crewe manager Dario Gradi revealed he was keen to have Taylor back at Gresty Road.
The Ewood academy product, yet to make a first-team appearance for his parent club, played six times on loan at Crewe in October and November.
And Gradi, whose side beat Town 2-1 in West Yorkshire on Saturday, said: "I like Andy. He's a very good young player.
"I wanted to sign him again earlier this month and spoke to my contact at Blackburn, Glynn Hodges, who I had as young player at Crewe.
"But Peter (Jackson) had beaten me to it, and I think he's got himself as good deal."
England Under 20 cap Taylor made fourth Town appearance against Crewe, and Jackson rated it his best yet for the club.
"Andy struggled a bit with illness when he first came here, but he's settling down well," said Jackson.
"I'm keen to keep him for another month, and hopefully Blackburn will be agreeable."
The East Lancashire club have had a scout at the Galpharm for each of Taylor's two appearances there.
He is behind Stephen Warnock, a scorer in Sunday's 3-0 Premiership win over Portsmouth, and Swiss international Bruno Berner in the pecking order.
"Hopefully Blackburn will take the view that it's better for Andy to keep getting first-team games under his belt than to play Reserve football," added Jackson.
Under loan legislation, Rovers would have an instant recall facility because the agreement was into a second month.