Loanee Max Lowe says he wants to extend his stay at Pittodrie until the end of the season.
The left-back joined Aberdeen in August on a deal until January from English Championship side Derby County.
The 21-year-old has been a revelation in recent weeks with strong defensive displays supplemented by his ability to get forward and deliver dangerous crosses.
Following those positive performances, Dons boss Derek McInnes is hoping to try to keep Lowe– who is to face Livingston at Pittodrie tonight – in the Granite City on loan until the end of the campaign.
Lowe is keen to stay but says whether his loan is extended will depend on McInnes and Derby boss Frank Lampard.
With the Rams losing Scotland international Craig Forsyth to injury, Lampard may choose to recall Lowe in January.
Lowe said: “I came here to play games and I feel, in terms of experience, this has been second to none.
“I’ve played in a cup final, played in a team that’s beaten Rangers with 10 men – these are experiences I can remember for the rest of my life.
“The lads have been class with me, so has the gaffer and all the coaching staff.
“I feel like I have improved with each game and I feel like I am learning with every game so I couldn’t ask for any more.
“I have thought about what happens in January and I want to extend the loan because I’m really happy here.
“It’s not up to me so I can’t really think about it any more. It’s up to Frank Lampard and the gaffer here.
“I’m really enjoying my time here. It was meant to be six months.
“The left-back there (at Derby) has picked up an injury, which changes things a bit but we’ll see what happens.”
During Lowe’s time with Aberdeen, Lampard has been keeping a close eye on the player’s performances for the Reds.
He added: “Frank Lampard rang me after the League Cup final and thought I did well.
“He said the boys were unlucky, which we were because the performance was there, we just didn’t get the result.
“Him or Jody Morris (assistant manager) contact me after games and speak about what I did well and what I need to improve on.
“It’s similar to the gaffer here. He’s the first to come to me and say ‘you did that well, but you didn’t do this well’.
“Then we go into training and work on it straight away because I need to improve my game while I’m here.”
Tonight Aberdeen look to move back into the Premiership’s top six following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to St Johnstone by leapfrogging Livingston with a win against the Lions at Pittodrie.
It’s the fourth of nine games in a hectic December for the Dons. With five home games before the Premiership’s winter break in January, Lowe wants to take advantage and gather plenty of points to move up the table.
“It’s a great opportunity for us, especially with a lot of games at home,” he said.
“We need to take advantage of these home games. We take it game by game and move on from Saturday quickly and try to win this game.
“It’s been really annoying, losing on Saturday, because we have been trying to find that consistency of winning games. But we can’t seem to get a run going. Sooner rather than later, hopefully we can get a run of games going.
“On Saturday it was more the performance that was the problem; in the second half we stopped believing once the two goals went in.
“They were cheap goals to lose and we didn’t seem to have that belief.
“But we need to find it and we’ve got it in us because we have done well against Celtic and Rangers, so it’s frustrating.
“It does feel like one step forward and then one step back but the only good thing about it is that we’ve got a lot of games coming up and hopefully we can turn it round quickly. Hopefully we can do that tonight.”