Brechin City manager Darren Dods looks set to keep hold of on-loan Alloa striker Isaac Layne as the Glebe Park club fight against relegation in 2016.
Dods brought the 20-year-old former Southend United striker to Brechin in October and has been rewarded with four goals in eight league appearances and he has now been given the green light to keep him until the end of the season.
Dods said: “I have spoken to Isaac and he is happy to stay and the new Alloa manager Jack Ross is also keen that he keeps his development going at Brechin.
“We need to get the paperwork sorted out but it is looking good for us to have Isaac available to get us goals in the second half of the season.”
Meanwhile East Fife have agreed to release Kieran MacDonald from his short-term contract after the former Motherwell, Clyde and Hamilton Accies player dropped out of player-manager Gary Naysmith’s plans.
The 22-year-old joined the Bayview men in October after he was let go by the New Douglas Park side at the start of the season, but he has only made five starts for the League Two side.
And Arbroath full-back Craig Johnstone is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being told that the knee injury he picked up three weeks ago needs further investigation.
The 31-year-old is to go for a scan on the problem which surfaced in the 3-1 win over Berwick in mid-December.