Has Leon Clarke scored his last goal for Scunthorpe United?
Scunthorpe United face an anxious 24-hour wait to find out whether Leon Clarke will see out his loan spell with the Iron.
The 27-year-old has been in red hot form since moving to Glanford Park, with his goal in last night's 2-1 defeat to Bury the 11th in his 14 appearances for the club.
Clarke should be eligible to play in Scunthorpe's next two games - Saturday's short trip to Doncaster Rovers and the home game with Bournemouth on December 8.
But there is the very real threat Charlton Athletic will recall the striker to move him on somewhere else.
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As Scunthorpe brought in Clarke on a three-month loan in September, that deal cannot be extended, meaning he would have to go back to The Valley in just over a fortnight's time.
Any deal to take the player to another club must be completed in advance of 5pm tomorrow, when the transfer window for emergency loans closes.
Last weekend Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell revealed there had been 'a bit of interest' from other clubs who were keen to take Clarke.
"I'm sure Scunthorpe would love to keep him but that would have to be permanent. They can't extend the loan any longer," Powell said.
"It's in the melting pot - he could go elsewhere on loan. We'll just have to see what happens.
"Leon is playing at a level where he has scored goals before. It is no surprise to me that he has gone out and done well. He has got ability but I wouldn't be able to give him the regular football that he needs.
"I'm sure I'll get one or two more calls regarding Leon. His situation will be resolved sooner rather than later."
Iron manager Brian Laws was releaxed about the situation when asked for an update after the Bury game, in which Clarke, unusually, spurned several good chances of further goals.
As of tonight, the striker remained part of the Scunthorpe squad, though that has the potential to change on Thursday.
Laws joked: "My phone will be switched off and I'm asking Leon to switch his off as well.
"I hope he'll be our player until December 8 but we're just going to have to see over the next 24 hours."
Laws is refusing to rule out further incomings, having signed Nathan Ellington - as a replacement for Clarke - last Friday and brought in Tranmere Rovers centre-back Mark McChrystal on Tuesday.
The Iron boss said last night that any business would involve clubs allowing players to move to Glanford Park without United being able to contribute anything towards wages, though the departure of goalkeeper James Severn on loan to Tamworth this afternoon may have freed up a bit of cash.
"We'll be looking, there's no question about that," Laws said on the subject of signings.
"But it's all about money and we haven't got any left to bring anybody else in so it's got to be a loan that doesn't incur any cost.
"That's something that will be very difficult to come by, but you never know."