He told the club's official website: "We have had two or three chats and I have told him that if the right club comes along for him on loan and he wants to go and play games, then we will look at it.
"What we won't do though is loan him to a club that is in the running for a play-off place. That would be crazy on our part.
"Preston came in for him last week and he wanted to go there. I can fully understand why and I admire his passion for wanting to play football but it's not going to happen.
"He remains an important member of our squad in the meantime and he will be in contention for a place in the 16 on Tuesday like everyone else."