Brentford manager Dean Smith said he is not concerned about Sullay Kaikai's form, despite Alan Pardew saying he would consider recalling him in January.
Kaikai made his home debut for the Bees as they thumped Preston North End 5-0 to put them into the play-off places.
His season-long loan at Brentford could be cut short after Alan Pardew expressed a desire this week to consider recalling their academy product earlier than expected if he performs well.
Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Pardew said: "Sullay was the closest out of all the younger players to make the first team. I pondered over keeping him - I could have possibly done that.
“Let's see what happens from now until January and if Sullay does really really well at Brentford then I will look at him for the second half of the season."
But the Brentford boss said he is not concerned with such comments and is prepared to see where the land lies come the New Year.
Speaking after the game Smith said: I'll just take it game by game and see where we are at January and see what he's done. You can't do anything until then.
“The window's closed and it becomes frustrating. You see what happened last year and it becomes a very difficult period. But it's inevitable what happens when you've got two transfer periods and things will happen."
Kaikai is said to be the latest hot prospect to emerge from the Eagles academy following in the footsteps of Wilfried Zaha and is tipped for the top.