Republic of Ireland international winger Stephen Hunt hopes he is doing enough to convince Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy to hand him a new contract.
Hunt joined Ipswich on a short-term deal in November having been searching for a club since being released by relegated Wolves last summer.
Having also played for McCarthy at Wolves, the 32-year-old is keen to at least secure a deal for next season.
He said: “The aim is to keep working hard until the end of the season and try to get the team into the play-offs. After that, we can hopefully sort out a longer deal.
“I’m very happy here and I love the area so, all being well, I can hopefully do enough to persuade the manager I deserve a longer deal.
“The short-term contract I first signed was really a case of ‘what if’ and it allowed the gaffer to have a look at me, and me to have a look at Ipswich and see if things could go further.
“There weren’t any politics involved or anything like that and knowing him and TC (assistant manager Terry Connor) from Wolves, I knew he’d be honest and straight with me.
“I knew I had to prove myself to get in the team and thankfully I managed to get my foot in the door and I’ve done pretty well since I’ve been in.”
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