Dagenham & Redbridge have secured Portsmouth midfielder Matt Ritchie on loan until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old has been at Victoria Road since October and has helped the Daggers to fourth place in League Two.
And Ritchie's impressive form has led the manager John Still to make an 'exception' to his policy on loan signings in order to extend the deal.
Still told the club's official website: "I'm not keen on taking loan players but in Matt Ritchie I've made an exception.
"His work ethic and determination to prove himself in the Football League is outstanding."