TCS Chester Jets are hoping they can hang on to Delme Herriman when skipper Calvin Davis is back in action after injury.
After being released because of financial restrictions Herriman was brought back to the club to cover for Davis, but now head coach Paul Smith wants to add him to his squad permanently.
Herriman has played a leading role in the Jets' fortunes during Davis' absence with a knee injury and Smith is trying to raise the money to retain him once his current contract expires at the end of January.
'I have known Delme since he was six years old, so I have always been aware of his talent,' said Smith. 'It was unfortunate our paths didn't cross again in the summer because I would have signed him then.
'He has been great for us while Calvin has been injured and I would love to keep him not just for this season, but for the season after.'
Davis made a brief appearance during Jet's thrilling victory over Scottish Rocks on Sunday and has continued training this week, hoping to be able to play in Jets' next match at Milton Keynes on Tuesday night.
'When Calvin returns it will be like having a new player,' added Smith. 'We have been without him for virtually the whole season, because before the knee surgery he was playing on one leg.'
Star of the show on Sunday was former Harlem Globetrotter, Trey Moore, who bagged 40 points for the second game in a row. It's a rare feat and Smith believes there is more to come.
'Trey is coming into his own now. He was struggling to get his threes, but he has worked hard and it is beginning to pay off for him.'
Moore jetted back to his native Houston this week to spend a few days with his family, but will be back on Sunday to resume training.