Doncaster Rovers assistant manager Richard O'Kelly has confirmed the club are keen to extend David Healy's loan spell.
Healy has proved a big hit at the Keepmoat Stadium since being drafted in from Sunderland earlier in November as cover for Billy Sharp and he has scored twice in three appearances.
The 31-year-old has a fortnight left on his deal, but Rovers are hopeful Sunderland will agree to an extension.
O'Kelly said: "David's got two weeks left on his deal and then it's in the hands of Sunderland. From our point of view we'd love to keep him.
"It's not just his goals, it's his understanding of the game. He's a footballer who fits into what we do and the way we play, so it would be silly not to want to keep him.
"It might come down to finances in the end, though."