James Vaughan has confirmed he would be happy to return to Crystal Palace in January if he is not playing regularly at Everton.
The striker has two matches remaining of his loan spell at Palace and he has scored five goals in 12 appearances during his time at Selhurst Park.
He is unsure what the future holds upon his return to Everton and Palace have expressed a wish to re-sign the 22-year-old when the transfer window reopens.
Vaughan has enjoyed his time with the Championship strugglers and is prepared to head back to George Burley's side in order to secure first-team football.
"As it stands I haven't had any contact from Everton and I don't know what their plans are for me," Vaughan told the Croydon Advertiser.
"For me it is all about playing games. I have really enjoyed my time here and would be happy to come back if it means getting regular football.
"But until I go back next month and speak to everyone at Everton I won't know what they have in mind for me.
"It will be hard to go back if I'm not going to be playing at Everton. But there's nothing I can do. I can't go anywhere until January in any case so I just have to go back speak to the staff there and see what they want to do."
Palace have contacted Everton regarding a deal in January and chairman Steve Parish is hoping to finalise a move for Vaughan.
Parish said: "He is one we would like to keep. I spoke to his agent after the game last weekend and he's promised he'll keep us up to date when he goes back.
"I've had some contact with Everton already and we'll speak again after they've talked to James."