Darlington want to seal the permanent signing of Ipswich's on-loan defender Ian Miller.
Miller enjoyed a spell in the North East last season and has returned this term, when he has again impressed manager Dave Penney.
Now Penney is looking to finalise a deal and said: "He likes it at Darlington but he wants to play first and foremost.
"I'd like to keep him permanently and we've had initial talks but it hasn't gone much further.
"I've had a chat with Jim [Magilton, Ipswich boss] but that's as far as it's gone."
Another Town loanee, Matt Richards, has extended his spell at Brighton by another month.