Leicester City have extended Ryan McGivern's loan deal from Manchester City until the end of the season.
The latest agreement means the 20-year-old defender will have spent virtually the entire 2009/10 campaign with the Foxes, having joined the Championship outfit at the end of August.
The Northern Ireland international was scheduled to return to Eastlands this month at the end of his initial deal, but was only too happy to remain at the Walkers Stadium.
The youngster is highly regarded at City, and penned a new contract with the Blues in March, but is yet to make the breakthrough into the senior fold.
He has been awarded frequent outings at Leicester, though, and feels an extended spell in the second tier will prove beneficial to his development.
Skysports.com reported on 28th December that McGivern was set to prolong his association with the Foxes, and that has now proven to be the case.
Meanwhile, Leicester have confirmed that their rearranged clash with Doncaster, provisionally pencilled in for 19th January, will now have to be rescheduled once more as Rovers are on FA Cup duty that night against Brentford.