New Burnley boss Brian Laws has expressed an interest in keeping loanee David Nugent at the club.
The striker joined the Clarets from Portsmouth at the end of August, during Owen Coyle's time in charge at Turf Moor.
That deal is set to expire, though, on 22nd February, with the England international then set to return to Fratton Park.
The change in management at Burnley has left Nugent uncertain as to what his future may hold, but Laws insists he is keen to extend the 24-year-old's stay in the North West.
"David is a terrific player, who I once tried to nick from Bury when I was at Scunthorpe," Laws told the club's official website.
"But I've watched his career and he's an established striker, a good one, and we want to keep him here.
"David is a quality player, and when you look for a striker who has a goalscoring record in the Premier League, and they're available, they're hard to come by.
"When you've found one, keep him, and it's important we do, so we'll certainly be working very hard with Portsmouth and David and hopefully talk him into staying."