Charlton Athletic striker Leon Clarke expected to see out loan at Scunthorpe United
Manager Brian Laws says he expects Leon Clarke to see out the remainder of his loan at Scunthorpe United.
The Charlton Athletic striker's Iron stint is not due to expire until December 8, but there have been fears he would be recalled early in order to be moved on elsewhere before the loan transfer window closes at 5pm today.
Laws revealed Clarke has turned down some offers of a move and doesn't anticipate that changing in the next few hours.
"The good news so far is Leon Clarke's going nowhere, which is a positive. We thought he'd be out and gone," said the United boss.
"I spoke to Leon this morning and in fact, this thing I did was look and see if he was in our training area.
"The fact that he was was a good sign.
"They've had offers, but not quite what he's looking for so he will stay with us until at least December 8, then he'll go back to Charlton.
"That's a real positive for us, it's a big plus.
"It's put a smile on a few people's faces, particularly mine, so we're happy with that.
"It's almost a definite.
"Talking to him today, I'd be very, very surprised if he went because there's been no further negotiations with any other club.
"He knows exactly what's at stake and what's on the table and it's not for him.
"He's staying on and he's going to leave it until January.
"He will be going back to Charlton then but he's doing fantastically well for us and hopefully in these next two games he does even more."