Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels hopes son Dean extends his loan deal with the club.
The 26-year old midfielder has been on loan from English Championship outfit Doncaster Rovers since July and will remain at Rugby Park until January but Shiels Snr wants him for longer after some impressive performances in the Scottish Premier League.
“We're trying to extend Dean's loan," said Shiels. "We're trying to see if we can do that.
"We'll sit down and talk with Dean and Doncaster. I've not had talks with Doncaster yet, but I plan to.
"I want to extend it and hopefully we can do. Dean is a top player and he helps the team a lot.
"He has done well since he came but we didn't expect anything less than that as he's a creative midfielder.
"That's the type of player we need for the way we play so hopefully we can keep him here."
Shiels, who kicked off his career with Hibernian and has represented Northern Ireland on nine occasions, has scored three goals in 10 appearances including the first goal in the 3-3 draw with Celtic on the weekend.