Leeds United are surely not going to make a late loan move for the Northern Ireland international.
Yes, just when Whites fans thought that rumour was finally dead and buried it resurfaces with the emergency loan window coming to a close.
In truth the resuscitated rumour is no surprise, but what would be is if Leeds actually go through with the deal at this stage of the season.
Leeds manager Steve Evans recently told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he would be doing his current players a disservice if he did not give them a chance before trying his luck in the emergency loan window, and there is absolutely no reason to suggest that has changed despite the club’s 4-1 defeat against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Leeds are not going to get relegated and they are not going to make a late surge for the play-offs, so what benefit would there be in bringing in a player who must be getting worried about his lack of game-time heading into Euro 2016?
Lafferty surely thought he would have been playing regularly by now, but to simply throw Leeds' name back into the equation at this stage of the season is both lazy and bizarre.
With Chris Wood returning to fitness and Mirco Antenucci scoring regularly, Leeds are okay in the short term.
It is in time for next season when they need to strengthen their forward-line. The rest of this one should be all about giving their current players and young prospects a chance.