Alan Wright has extended his stay at Derby County for a further month.
Wright's original loan deal was due to end this week but County and Sheffield United have reached an accord that will see the player remain at Pride Park until April 15, with the possibility of the deal being extended until the end of the season.
Since moving to the Midlands, the former Aston Villa full back has impressed for Terry Westley's side, appearing in three games.
The deal is subject to Wright being able to be recalled at 24-hours' notice but manager Westley is delighted the 34-year-old is available for selection.
"It's great news that Alan is going to be with us for longer," Westley told The Derby Evening Telegraph.
"He has had such a positive effect since arriving at the club last month.
"He's fitted in really well with the other players and his performances have been exceptional, he's a player you can trust on the ball.
"Obviously, we would have wanted to extend his time here until the end of the season and without a 24-hour recall option but we understand Sheffield United's position.
"They may want to recall him at any moment, particularly at this stage of the season.
"We'd probably do the same if we were in their position."
Meanwhile, Charlton striker Kevin Lisbie has extended his loan deal with Derby until the end of the season.