Newcastle boss Chris Hughton says youngster Ryan Donaldson is working hard enough to deserve a loan move.
The 19-year-old forward had been linked with short-term stints at Carlisle and Sheffield United, but will now remain at St James' Park until January after the loan window closed last week without a deal being agreed.
"Ryan just needs to keep his head down and keep playing," Hughton told the Newcastle Chronicle.
"I've always said if there was an opportunity to go out on loan then I would give him it. Hopefully something like that might happen in the future.
"But, in the meantime, he just needs to keep his head down and keep working as hard as he can."