Stags striker Ollie Palmer is starting to blossom in his loan spell at Conference giants Grimsby Town, who now want to extend that loan after it ends on 7th February.
Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray is monitoring his progress and this week has to make a big decision on letting Palmer stay there or bringing him back into the fold while he is full of confidence.
“Ollie’s scored two in two games and is doing well. That was the whole point of getting him out on loan,” said Murray.
“But I won’t bring him back to sit around, only if I feel he can affect our first XI. I will have a look at it and make a decision.
“He is scoring goals so of course they will want to keep him. But we are in control of the situation. Our first consideration is what is right for Mansfield Town and for Ollie Palmer.
“I do see him as an effective part of our plans at the present time.
“He needs confidence. Ollie had a tricky time here. He’s not had a run of games for certain reasons, but he having that now.”