Port Vale boss Martin Foyle wants to extend Hartlepool striker Ritchie Humphreys' loan deal by at least another month.
The 28-year-old has been at Vale Park since 8 September, playing six games.
Foyle told the Hartlepool Mail: "I have spoken to Hartlepool manager Danny Wilson about Ritchie.
"He will be speaking to Ritchie early next week. Danny would rather leave it until then in case he gets any injuries over the weekend."