Ipswich Town have called on Jaime Peters to hold down a regular place in the side in a bid to secure a work permit.
The Canadian, who is in his second season at Ipswich, could find it hard to win a new work permit if he is not playing regularly this season.
Town's first-team coach Bryan Klug is hoping Peters can do enough to win a work permit as the club are keen to keep hold of the midfielder.
"We are working on keeping him here next year and a lot depends on him being in and around our first team," said Klug.
"That will give us a great chance of getting him a permit and we are working on it.
"Jaime has done fantastic in the last four home games and we would like to see a bit more of it in away games.
"He is still a young man at 19, and he is still learning the game, and like all young players he can be a bit up and down."
Meanwhile, Town are continuing to look at trialist striker Vincent Faherty this week.
The 19-year-old Irishman appeared in Ipswich's reserves this week, as he looks to make the move into the professional game in England.
Faherty is a non-contract player with Galway junior club Salthill Devon and plays in the Under 21 Eircom League in Ireland.