Colchester United boss John Ward is hopeful of extending the loan deal of Reading striker David Mooney.
Mooney - who has scored seven goals for United this season - is due back at the Madejski this week but Ward wants to keep the Irishman.
He said: "David may yet stay here. We are still talking to Reading and it's not done and dusted that he will go back there yet. It is still under discussion."