Willo Flood admits his move to Celtic has not gone according to plan.
The 24-year-old midfielder only moved to Parkhead in January after spending 18 months on loan at Dundee United from Cardiff City.
But he has started just two games since his move and admits things have not gone well for him.
"I think it's fair to say that me moving to Celtic has not gone according to plan," he said.
"At the time, it was the chance of a lifetime and the chance to join a club like Celtic, where you could win things and play in the Champions League. It was not something I could turn down, but it hasn't turned out the way I wanted it.
"I'm not involved, I'm not featuring and at this stage of my career I need to be playing regularly."
Flood admits a loan deal is likely in January with his future then further assessed in the summer.
"They will decide what I do, but it's best that I go out on loan, at least, and see what happens then," he continued.
"I've spoken to Tony Mowbray about it and he's been great with me. He's one of the most honest people I've met in football, he hasn't messed me around in any way.
"He says it would be best for me to go out on loan next month, get some games in and get my sharpness back and we'll assess things again in the summer."