KENNY Jackett expects to learn next week whether Millwall will be able to extend the loan deal of Tottenham right-back Adam Smith until the end of the season.
Smith is due to return to Spurs after the Lions' game against Barnsley on January 29 but Jackett has made a request to keep the England U21 international for longer.
Tottenham's technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood told NewsAtDen last week that a decision had not yet been made on Smith's future – but Jackett expects that to change shortly.
"I've been speaking to Spurs on a regular basis," he said. "I have also spoken to the player and his agent – Adam is very happy here and he likes it here.
"Spurs are happy with what we've done and the opportunity we've given him. In an ideal world, in his development, he would go on to get some Premier League experience.
"They want to develop Premier League players but I don't know whether that is going to be now or next season. When the stepping stone happens, I don't know.
"We hope it can be prolonged by six months. We won't know right until the end. He has two games left with us and I would anticipate having some sort of decision at the beginning of next week."