Leeds United are working towards a final loan deal with the club one player away from filling their quota of temporary signings.
Manager Brian McDermott is looking to follow up the arrival of goalkeeper Jack Butland and striker Connor Wickham with another addition to his squad next week.
But a further signing would almost certainly be his last of the season with Football League rules prohibiting clubs from naming more than five loan players in their matchday squads.
With Cameron Stewart and Jimmy Kebe borrowed from Hull City and Crystal Palace respectively in January, Butland and Wickham took United’s tally four and McDermott said: “We’ve got four loans so we could bring in one more. There’s a possibility. It won’t be done before tomorrow but it’s something we’re looking at.”
McDermott also said fringe players will leave before the emergency window closes next month, saying: “We’ve got quite a number of players now and there’s a chance some won’t play.”