Chesterfield defender Jack Broadhead looks set to remain at Buxton FC for another two months, after the two clubs agreed to extend his stay at Silverlands.
The Spireites’ youth-team graduate, aged 18, joined the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division side on an initial one-month loan in time for their first game of the season on August 17.
He has featured alongside Tim Ryan and Ash Palmer for Martin McIntosh’s men before suffering a slight setback with an ankle injury.
Chesterfield have kept a close eye on his progress and the coaching staff have been delighted with the start he’s made at Buxton.
Spireites assistant manager Leam Richardson said the player will benefit from the experience.
“We’ve been watching to see how he’s been getting on,” he said. “They seem to be happy with him and Jack’s improving and progressing as a man and a player.
“I think it’s important he’s there because young lads need to play football. It’s no good playing five minutes here and there.
“We haven’t got a reserve team and Jack’s a young player who needs to get knocked around a bit and learn his trade.”
The deal - set to be finalised - will see Broadhead stay on at Buxton until November 17.
He put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal, his first professional contract, with Chesterfield in November 2012 and made his debut for Paul Cook’s side as a substitute in the 6-1 win over Hartlepool United in last season’s FA Cup.