As West Ham United's striker search rumbles on, a new problem has emerged.
Aaron Cresswell's injury means the Hammers are currently devoid of senior left-backs until November at the earliest, with the unfamiliar Sam Byram shoehorned there as a matter of urgency in Thursday's Europa League defeat to NK Domzale.
Luckily, an unlikely source may have handed an opportunity to Slaven Bilic's side.
Such is Borthwick-Jackson's promise, he was handed a new four-year deal in May having barely made it to double figures in terms of first-team appearances.
While the nature of the young-full back's deal - temporary, until the end of the campaign or even January - suits all three parties to a T.
He would gain further experience, United would be getting a better player back and West Ham would not need to fork out on a costly alternative they will not need in a year's time.
Interest in Borthwick-Jackson is sure to be high, though the presence of former Old Trafford teammate Ashley Fletcher, who trod the same path earlier this summer albeit on a permanent basis, could swing things in the Hammers' favour.
Time to play matchmaker, Ashley, young squire.