Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson wants loan signing Will Hoskins to make a permanent move if the club get promoted this season.
Brighton striker Hoskins, 25, joined the Blades on loan until the end of the season last week and Wilson is keen to keep him longer.
Wilson told the club's official website: "Our success will dictate the future with regards to Will. If we are successful we have a chance, if not we won't, it's that simple.
"His problem at first will be the same one James Beattie and Chris Porter have found - getting in the team.
"What we do have is fantastic competition for places and we need that ahead of what is most certainly a hectic schedule."
Wilson added: "Our style of play will suit his game. He's a good team player, he has a burst of pace and an eye for goal, given the opportunity."