Alan Bennett has admitted he's open to extending his loan to the end of the season - or even signing permanently for Brentford FC.
The on-loan centre-back, who has been told he has no future at Reading, told the club back in November that they could risk losing him if they didn't sign him permanently in the January transfer window.
Since then, the Irishman's loan, which originally ended last week, has been extended to the end of January.
But while Bees fans have feared losing Bennett as he is not tied down for longer, the 26-year-old this week made all the right noises about staying put at Griffin Park.
He said: "I've got another month, but that was Reading's decision. I would've been happy to stay for six."
"I presume they're waiting to see if anyone else comes in. Steve (Coppell) has said I can go and find somewhere else.
"I think Reading are looking for a fee, and Brentford don't want to pay one. I cost £250,000, so think they're trying to recoup some of the money.
"I think I'll end up signing on-loan until the end of the season, and I hope I'll get a permanent deal sorted at the end of the year.
"I would be up for getting on here, although obviously getting promoted would be a factor."