Ipswich Town look set to lose Canadian international Jaime Peters in the summer.
The 19-year-old was granted a work-permit on appeal in 2005 to seal his move to Portman Road.
However, in the past two years - Peters has failed to become a first team regular for either Ipswich or Canada, meaning a new permit is highly unlikely.
"We're aware of the work permit issue with Jaime and we'll just have to see how things go," Town boss Jim Magilton told the club's website.
"He needs to keep working hard but we also have Martin Brittain back in the squad now after his loan at Yeovil. He's been playing games and did well there and I want to give him the opportunity to show us what he can do."
Reports in Canada are suggesting that Peters is interesting hometown club Toronto FC, who are preparing for their inaugural season in American Major League Soccer this coming April.
As well as Martin Brittain, Darren Currie has also returned to Portman Road after a loan spell at Coventry.
"Darren is back with us and was training," said Magilton.
"Coventry are interested in signing him and we are in negotiations with them but at the moment he's our player and will be in consideration for a place in the side along with the rest of the squad."
Meanwhile, Magilton also confirmed that he could be ready to let youngster Darryl Knights join Falkirk, where he has been on trial.
"Darryl is back with us now after being at Falkirk for a little while," Magilton added.
"He did very well up there and they are keen on taking him on a permanent deal.
"We wouldn't stand in his way because the next step for the lad is to start playing regular first-team football."
Falkirk could move for Knights if, as expected, Alan Gow leaves the club this month.