Milton Keynes Dons boss Russell Martin today confirmed that the club is getting closer to agreeing a permanent deal for defender Warren O'Hora.
O'Hora has been enjoying a positive loan spell at Stadium MK, joining after being named Brighton & Hove Albion's young player of the year last season, and appears set to remain for the foreseeable future.
Since arriving in Milton Keynes, the 21-year-old centre back has made 17 appearances in all competitions for the club and has built a strong rapport alongside veterans Dean Lewington and Richard Keogh.
Reports emerged of a possible deal on social media yesterday, and speaking at this morning's press conference, Martin confirmed that the club is getting closer to a permanent agreement with O'Hora's parent club.
Martin explained: "Warren has shown what a capable player he can be. I love his character and he’s a real leader."
"We’d love to make him our player and we’re getting closer to doing that. Hopefully we’ll have some news on that very soon."
O'Hora has been absent in recent matches due to injury, but the Dons will have the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international back ahead of their trip to Peterborough United, with Martin commenting: "Warren will be involved tomorrow, which is great. That will be a big boost for us."