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Stern John admits he would welcome the opportunity to turn his loan deal at Ipswich into a permanent switch.

The much-travelled frontman has recently joined the Tractor Boys from Crystal Palace on an agreement which is set to run until the end of the year.

The Trinidad & Tobago international was handed an immediate debut by Roy Keane during last week's 2-1 win at Cardiff, helping Ipswich edge closer to safety.

With his contract at Palace set to expire next summer John admits he is uncertain as to what his long-term future will hold, but he has made it clear that he would be only too happy to discuss the possibility of moving to Portman Road on a full-time basis.

"The chance to come to Ipswich was out of the blue but it didn't take me long to decide to come here," John told the Ipswich Evening Star.

"I have to take one step at a time, and see what happens in January, but for sure I'd like to stay longer.

"My contract at Crystal Palace ends next summer, though with a possible one-year extension depending on appearances. But I'm a million miles away from that.

"The club has financial problems, and it's in a tricky situation."