Craig Elliott has hinted that George Willis and Nicky Walker may still have roles to play for Boston United this season.
Keeper Willis and winger Walker have linked up with Gainsborough Trinity on loan until the end of the season.
But the pair both have recall clauses in their deals, and Elliott won't rule out an early return for either.
"I've got a lot of time for both players, and my main thing was to try and keep them happy," Elliott told The Standard.
"It's difficult as a manager when lads in their positions are doing well.
"Realistically, in the short term future, they weren't going to play, so I want to keep them happy and match sharp.
"If they come back then they're ready to hit the ground running."
Walker scored a hat-trick in the Holy Blues' 3-1 win at Atherton Collieries on Saturday.