Brentford's goalkeeping situation for Saturday's League Two clash with Bradford rests in the hands of Football League bigwigs.
With Ben Hamer suspended and Seb Brown injured, the Bees snapped up Reading reserve keeper Mikkel Andersen on a one-match ememrgency loan on Tuesday.
However, the deal was thrown up in the air when Reading's first-choice stopper, Marcus Hahnemann, injured his calf in Tuesday night's win over Blackpool.
The Royals now have only rookie Adam Federici fit, and boss Steve Coppell made it clear after the game he would look at bringing Andersen back in.
Coppell told the Chronicle this morning: "I'm not sure if it can be done, but I will be speaking to Andy Scott."
Bees boss Scott had not heard from Coppell by mid-morning today.
The feeling among Scott and the Brentford staff was that Reading would not be allowed by the Football League to recall Andersen.
However, the Chronicle can reveal that the Football League MIGHT allow the emergency loan deal to be cancelled if Reading ask them.
Football League spokesman John Nagle said: "Reading have to apply to us for it to be cancelled, and then we would consider it."
Should Reading decide they want Andersen back, with Hamer and defender Alan Bennett already on loan from the Royals, it is unlikely Brentford will stand in their way.
A club source said: "We have a very good relationship with Reading, and Andy is unlikely to put that at risk for the sake of one game.
"Besides which, Andy and Terry Bullivant probably have a fair few options for bringing another keeper in among their contacts."
Brentford's only other option is throwing youth team keeper Lloyd Anderson into the fray.
But Scott is reluctant to pitch the 19-year-old, who came off the bench when Hamer was sent off at Barrow, in at the deep end.
If Brentford do get Andersen in, they will have a massive presence behind their back four.
The 19-year-old Dane, who joined Reading from Danish club Akademisk Boldklub two years ago, is 6ft 5ins.
He has yet to play a game for the Royals, but has played three games each on loan spells at Torquay United and Rushden & Diamonds this year.