Derby winger Kris Commons has expressed his desire to stay at Pride Park.
However, the 27-year-old is not sure whether manager Nigel Clough will offer him a new deal with the club.
Commons is out of contract at the end of the season and Clough claims he must be more consistent if he is to earn a new deal.
Commons said: "If a club wants to keep you then it is sorted out quite quickly, but if they are not sure then it takes a little time.
"I want to stay and now it is up to me to prove that I am worthy of a new contract.
"This is one of the best places to play football and we are on the up and moving in the right direction. I want to stay but the decision is not in my hands."
Meanwhile, defender Jake Buxton will undergo minor back surgery in a bid to put the last seven months of injury problems behind him.
The 25-year-old has been out of action for the past several months due to a persistent nerve problem.
Buxton is expected to be another four to six weeks before he can return to training.
In other Rams news, Euan Holden featured for the reserves on Tuesday after Nigel Clough handed him a trial at Pride Park.
The 22-year-old is a free agent after leaving Danish club Vejle BK and recently had a trial at Crewe.
And finally, Derby chief executive Tom Glick has revealed that he will try to bring more international football to Pride Park following the friendly between Brazil and Ukraine.
Glick told the club's official website: "I think it's great for Derby and it's great for the profile of the city.
"We had less than two weeks to put it all together and we pulled it off. Credit must go to all the staff here at Pride Park Stadium and the city for helping to make it all possible.
"I think we have achieved that and that should bode well in our ability to bring something like this back again in the future."