Stefan Galinski believes there is a “good chance” that he could come back to Corby Town on loan in January.
The Derby County defender saw his three-month loan spell at Steel Park come to an end following Saturday’s 5-3 victory over Hinckley United in the Blue Square Bet North.
The youngster has proved to be a key player in the turnaround the Steelmen have had to their season since Chris Plummer took charge following five successive defeats at the start of the campaign.
But he is now unable to sign for anyone else on loan until the January transfer window opens, having stayed at Corby for the maximum amount of time allowed after an initial one-month loan was extended to three.
However, the centre-half is hoping a deal can be done with Plummer having already held talks with Derby about bringing him back.
“With the loan window being shut until January 1, it means I can’t go anywhere,” Galinski said.
“I will have a month of not doing much and that is disappointing because the Christmas period is a busy time and I wanted to be part of that with Corby.
“If I am going to go anywhere in January I need to keep myself fit and that is what I will be doing.
“I think the chances of me coming back to Corby are good. The gaffer (Plummer) has already been in contact with them.
“But I need to know where I am at in my own development and I need Derby to tell me that. And in the next couple of weeks, hopefully we can put something in place for January.”
Galinski, meanwhile, insists his Steelmen experience has been a good one and he admitted it has been an eye-opening experience to see how non-League clubs are run.
“I have had a great time at Corby and all the people have been brilliant,” he added.
“When I first got told I was coming here, I wasn’t sure what to expect because I had never been to a non-League club before.
“But from my experiences here you can see that everyone is behind the club and trying to help it move forward. For a young lad like me, it has been great to be part of it.
“I have been able to see the amount of work that goes into running a club like this and that is something you don’t see at bigger clubs.
“There are people who take time out of their own lives to help and they don’t ask for any money. They do it for the love of the club.
“And I have probably enjoyed that more than anything, the people around the club have been fantastic.”