BEN Amos’s audition at Wanderers is going so well, he could end up earning a contract in the summer.

The on-loan Manchester United keeper has been a rock since coming into the side for injured duo Andy Lonergan and Adam Bogdan.

And even though Lonergan has now returned to training after a bad concussion, Neil Lennon is expected to keep faith with Amos for this afternoon’s game against Millwall.

Amos had arrived as an emergency measure having not played first-team football in just over a year. He is currently on loan for a few more weeks before returning to Old Trafford to see out the rest of his contract until the summer.

But with Lonergan and Bogdan also available on a free at the end of the season, Lennon has hinted he could be willing to look again at Amos.

“I think he’s been good for us and we’ve been good for Ben,” he told The Bolton News. “So maybe that’s something we look at going forward.

“He’s had some game time coming here and shown the public what a good keeper he is.

“We’re pleased with him and I am sure he’s very pleased with how things have gone as well.”

Not counting his substitute appearance at Nottingham Forest, where his first duty was to face up to a penalty, Amos has conceded just three goals in four games.

He has twice been denied a clean sheet in stoppage time, against Blackburn and Reading, and Lennon believes his presence has added to a more settled back four.

“He’s been excellent and made two very good saves against Blackburn the other night,” he said. “There is a calmness about him which I like and I think despite losing in the manner we did, and I’m sure he’ll be disappointed, there were plus points.”

The focus now falls on the two contracted keepers between now and July.

Lonergan has been in chief control of the number-one spot this season due to Bogdan’s injury problems but the fact he is yet to agree a new deal leaves his future open to debate.

Lennon has also spoken publicly about negotiations with Bogdan, although the Hungary international is in a strong position with admirers both at home and abroad.

The keeper’s position could be an interesting one to observe in the coming weeks, where Lennon’s plans for the future become more apparent.

“Lonners is fit now and Adam isn’t far away,” he said. “Ben has signed this month’s loan and we’re pleased with his performances but when the two contracted boys are fit we’ve got a decision on our hands whether to keep him or not.”

Paddy McCarthy is another loanee who accepts he has a decision to make in the summer.

The Irish defender impressed on his debut in midweek and has 12 months remaining on his contract with Crystal Palace.

Lennon admits he was forced to play McCarthy longer than expected at Ewood Park because of a late knee injury to Dorian Dervite.

“I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to play Paddy and had we had Dorian available we could perhaps have given him a little break with 10-15 minutes to go,” he said.

“But I thought he had a great game. He had a bit of cramp towards the end but overcame it pretty quickly.

“The ball was like a magnet to his head. He read a lot of situations very well. He has made us better.”