Josh Latest

ARGYLE boss Ryan Lowe remains hopeful that Josh Grant will sign a deal with the Pilgrims in time to be available for the weekend trip to Carlisle in Sky Bet League Two.

It is no secret the Greens have offered the versatile youngster a permanent deal after his successful loan spell from Chelsea over the past few months.

It is now down to a discussion between Josh and his parent-club, with the secondary option of another loan still on the table.

“We’re in negotiations with Josh and we’re still speaking to him,” said Ryan. “I’ll always say it, we’ve got to respect the parent club and Josh.

“There’s every chance he could be with us for the weekend. He might not travel with us today and we know what Josh is about. We’re happy to have him and, if he comes, we’ll be delighted.

“We’ve offered him a long-term contract but we have to wait on Chelsea. We just want to get it done and if we have to borrow him again with a view to a permanent deal, that’s fine.

“It’s sort of out of our hands at the moment and down to Chelsea and Josh. He knows we want him here and that’s all we can do.”