Norwich City defender Gary Doherty is now looking to stay at Carrow Road after forcing his way into Paul Lambert's plans.
Doherty admitted last month that he may have to seek a move away from the Canaries after initially struggling to make an impact on new boss Lambert.
However, the 29-year-old has started Norwich's last four matches and is now aiming to play a part in the club's bid for an immediate return to the Championship.
"We sat down and he said I wasn't really in his plans," Doherty told the Pink'un about a recent meeting with Lambert.
"He told me he was going with other players which was fair enough, that is what managers do, but then with all the injuries we've got he just asked me in and said, 'Where is your head at? I need you to play'.
"Obviously from my point of view I want to play. I want to be part of something that he is building and I think we are looking strong and I want to be a part of that because it looks like we might have some success.
"I'd love to get us back in the Championship and I think we have the squad to do it and confidence is high."
He added: "I think I was pretty much out of the door a month ago or even less.
"Football can change so quickly. You get injuries or other things off the field and on the field that can turn it around.
"Luckily I came back in and I've done all right and taken my chance and now I want to stay in."