Rotherham United are set for talks with their Blackburn Rovers counterparts aimed at extending the loan spell of striker Jordan Slew.
But if Rovers do not allow the forward - who played the last game of his one-month deal on Tuesday night at Oxford United - to remain at the New York Stadium until the end of the season, then other striking options will be considered.
“We’d like to keep Jordan, because he’s made a real impact,” Paul Raynor, number two to Millers manager Steve Evans, said.
Raynor, meanwhile, believes that Rotherham’s recent never-say-die attitude demonstrates their commitment to achieving promotion to League One this term.
First, Daniel Nardiello’s 90th minute strike sealed a point against York City, and Johnny Mullins’ last-gasp goal earned a 1-1 draw at Southend United last weekend.
“The aim is to come into good form when it really matters,” Raynor added.
“There is a real belief amongst the squad now.
“And the fact that we’ve come back to draw late on in a couple of games, shows the character we have.
“There’s a lot of spirit and a lot of desire from the boys to nick points, which could prove valuable.”
After Tuesday evening’s game at Oxford, Evans’ men host mid-table Dagenham and Redbridge.
Wayne Burnett’s Daggers haven’t won since February 9.