Preston North End's interim head coach Frankie McAvoy is feeling positive over the situation regarding some of the club's loan players.
The Lilywhites have five men on loan deals until the end of the season.
Four of those are from Premier League clubs, in Sepp van den Berg (Liverpool), Daniel Iversen (Leicester), Jayson Molumby (Brighton & Hove Albion) and Anthony Gordon (Everton) - as well as Stoke City's Liam Lindsay.
It remains unknown whether McAvoy will remain at the club beyond this season, though the Scot has said he 'loves' it at North End and that the players and staff know his thoughts.
Whether the Scot is still here or not for 2021/22 though, the return of some of the current loan players certainly seems a possibility.
Van den Berg told LancsLive post-match last weekend that he would like to come back to Deepdale if the chance came up, and McAvoy wasn't overly surprised - but definitely happy - to hear that.
"Yeah I've had a good chat with Sepp, Daniel as well and Jay Molumby - even Liam as well, guys that we've got here on loan," said McAvoy. "(It's) general chats, even after training or if we're having a bit of lunch, whatever it may be, we just sit and have good, honest and up-front chats.
"I'm getting good vibes from a lot of the players that are here, it's pleasing and they know what we want to try and do.
"They love the environment here, they love Preston and they love being involved. You need to find your identity, you need to have that - so we are Preston North End, we're no Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, none of them.
"But we're unique within our own way, we're Preston and they enjoy being here, being a part of it.
"I've said before, there is great camaraderie here, it is excellent and time will well what will happen. I'm delighted with Sepp's attitude, Daniel's and the other boys' - it's great to know they like it here.
"Daniel has been to a few different clubs and he seems to have found a bit of a home here. We've got Declan Rudd, Connor Ripley and Mat Hudson as well - it's a good environment, Mike Pollitt has got the goalkeepers and he's worked with him before.
"If you make the environment as comfortable for them, you get the best out of them and the environment Daniel is in, he loves it and he is thriving.
"The one thing I try and do is be fair with everybody and treat them the same way I would like them to treat me, they know that and understand that."