Hartlepool loanee Matty Dolan is hoping parent club Middlesbrough will agree to extend his loan spell at Victoria Park for a further month.
The 20-year-old midfielder has started all four games for his hometown club since arriving from The Riverside in August on a youth loan that requires renewal on a month-by-month basis.
"I've loved it so far," Dolan told Hartlepool's official website. "The gaffer has stuck by me and kept playing me so that's all I can ask for really.
"I get on really well with all the lads, we see each other out of training as well, so if the clubs can get talking I see no reason why we can't get another month sorted."
Pools have yet to win in Sky Bet League Two this season following relegation, but Dolan is confident Colin Cooper's side will soon kickstart their campaign.
"I think once we get that first win in the league, the confidence will come through for us to go on a run," he added.