Jordan Obita is hoping to extend his loan spell at Oldham for a second month.
The on-loan Reading winger's initial deal ends after Saturday's home League One game against Sheffield United, but he remains confident he will be staying at Boundary Park.
He told the club's official website: "I have spoken to Reading and it looks like they will extend my loan.
"I am playing games, enjoying my football and hopefully I will be staying."
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a successful spell with the Latics which saw him score against Everton in the club's recent run in the FA Cup.