Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott is hoping to bring Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul back to Brunton Park.
Krul has returned to Newcastle after making nine appearances during a two-month loan spell at Carlisle.
Abbott wants to re-sign the Dutch youngster on loan, but accepts Magpies manager Joe Kinnear is currently reluctant to agree to a deal.
Newcastle keepers Shay Given and Steve Harper have both been linked with moves away, so Abbott will rely on Ben Williams while he awaits a decision from Kinnear.
"We are still waiting to see what happens with the Newcastle United situation but, at the moment, Tim Krul is their player," Abbott told the club's official website.
"If that situation gets resolved then there may be room for us to ask the question again, but we are very much on the back foot at the moment.
"Ben has been very patient and has worked very hard. I am sure that he is looking forward to getting his chance to prove himself again."