Robbie Weir, the Sunderland reserve midfielder, has had his loan stay at York City extended until January after impressing manager Gary Mills.
Weir's original one-month loan was due to expire after next Saturday's home FA Trophy tie against Boston United, but now Mills has agreed a further spell at Bootham Crescent with the Black Cats.
Weir hasn't appeared on a losing side during six appearances with the Minstermen, who have gone five matches without conceding a goal, beating Rotherham 3-0 in a first round FA Cup replay and following this with a 4-0 win at Rushden & Diamonds, a 2-0 home victory over Southport and a 2-0 win at Darlington in the second round of the FA Cup before the 0-0 draw at Kidderminster on Tuesday.
This spell has seen Mills gain the Conference Manager of the Month award while goalkeeper Michael Ingham has picked up the Player of the Month award after conceding only one goal in seven matches during November.
Mills, who has dedicated his success to everyone at the club, said: "To win a couple of awards is fantastic. It shows something is going right and that we are making progress.
"To pick up an award in your first full month is lovely and I am not going to hide away from the fact that I am very pleased, but I believe it is for everybody at the club."
On his decision to keep Weir for a further month, Mills said: "He works hard and is somebody who breaks a lot of the game up and gets the ball back quickly for you. He's a fit lad who is totally committed to what he does and I have been impressed by him."