TOWN will have to buy Pawel Abbott outright if they want to keep him until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old striker has been a big hit at the McAlpine, bagging three goals in three games on loan from Preston.
The Polish Under 21 cap is filling a vital role in Town's promotion push, but Deepdale manager Craig Brown confirmed today he is not prepared to extend Abbott's loan, which expires a week tomorrow, because of injuries at the Lancashire club
"Every player has his price," said Brown. "I'm not saying we want to lose Pav because he is a very fine prospect.
"But if an offer was to come in for him from Huddersfield then, reluctantly, I would be obliged to put it before the board of directors."
Jackson had initial talks with Preston which he reported to Ken Davy's board on Thursday.
"Huddersfield asked if they could buy Pav and I said that every player has his price," said Brown.
"If they put in an offer then it might - and I stress might - be considered. So far they haven't, so this really is all hypothetical.
"And we haven't even sat down to consider what value we put on the player."