Huddersfield Town defender Murray Wallace’s loan to Scunthorpe United has been extended for a further month, with the John Smith’s Stadium club having a 24-hour recall facility.
The 22-year-old centre-back is eyeing a seventh appearance for the Iron in the home League I clash with Walsall on Tuesday.
The former Falkirk player and Scotland Under 21 international has turned out five times in the league and once in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
He will now remain at Glanford Park until October 31, a spell which takes in seven games
Scunthorpe, managed by former Town boss Mark Robins, also have Town forward Joe Lolley on loan until October 24.
Wallace has played just once for Town this term, in the Capital One Cup first-round tie against Notts County.
He scored in the 2-1 home defeat and grabbed his first goal for Scunthorpe in their 2-1 league loss at Rochdale.
In total, Wallace has made 41 starts and 17 substitute appearances for Town, scoring four times.
While skipper Mark Hudson is currently sidelined through injury, Town manager Chris Powell can call on Joel Lynch, Martin Cranie, Tommy Smith and AFC Bournemouth loanee Elliott Ward in central defence.
The boss said: “As things stand, it made perfect sense to extend Murray’s loan.
“He has started every game during his time at Scunthorpe, which is exactly what we wanted.
“His performances have been good and Mark Robins was keen to keep him at the club.
“This experience will be good for his development as a centre-half.
“I’m happy with the defensive personnel at my disposal but if that situation changes, we now have the ability to recall Murray.”