Chester FC manager Steve Burr has extended Danny O'Brien's loan from Wigan Athletic for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old winger moved to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium last month for an initial month and has made five appearances, helping the Blues secure two wins and two draws.
Burr spoke with Wigan's academy manager Gregor Rioch this week and the Latics are delighted with O'Brien's progress.
His loan deal was due to expire after Saturday's trip to Eastleigh but the League One title-chasers have now extended the arrangement until the end of the campaign.
"I've spoke to Wigan and there's a good chance we can extend it," said Burr on Thursday.
"I know how much the player wants to stay but it's really down to Wigan's situation and thankfully they're doing well
"I know how much Danny is enjoying playing here and all in all it works out well for everybody so it shouldn't be a problem extending it."
Leigh-born O'Brien had a short loan spell at cross-border rivals Wrexham earlier in the season but Wigan recalled him after four appearances.
The teenager admitted he found his stint at the Racecourse frustrating and has found his time with the Blues far more satisfactory and confirmed he had no problem sticking around.
O'Brien said: "I'm getting a lot of game time here and when we play well we've showed we're a good attacking team and it's helped me massively.
"I think it's for the two clubs to sort out really so I'll leave it to them because it's Wigan's decision but hopefully they say yes and I'll be here until the end of the season. I'm enjoying myself massively and there's a good set of lads here.
"I was at Wrexham but I didn't really get the game time I wanted or felt that I needed. It was a bit disappointing but I've come here and the gaffer has showed faith in me and played me.
"I didn't have a good game against Tranmere but the manager kept faith in me and I got an assist against Bromley and a couple against Aldershot and that's what I'm here to do so hopefully that can continue."