West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon is hoping to win a new deal to extend his stay at Upton Park.
Gabbidon, who joined the Hammers from Cardiff in the summer of 2005, is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave on a free transfer.
Gabbidon quit international football with Wales earlier this month so that he could put all his focus on his club career at Upton Park.
The 31-year-old has struggled with a number of injury problems, but he is now back to full fitness and he is determined to prove he deserves a new deal in East London.
Gabbidon has made an encouraging start to the campaign under new manager Avram Grant, playing five games in an unfamiliar left-back role and he hopes he is over his injury problems.
"I am in the last year of my contract and I have not had any discussions over a new deal at the moment," Gabbidon told skysports.com.
"The most important thing for me is to stay fit and I am happy with the way I am playing at the minute.
"If I stay fit and am playing well then I am hopeful I will be offered a new deal to stay at West Ham."
Gabbidon added: "I hope I am over my injury problems as this is an important time and an important season for me.
"I have worked hard on my fitness over the summer and so far so good for me as I have only missed one game with a slight niggle.
"Things are looking good for and I am confident I can enjoy a good season."