George McCartney is hoping to help West Ham back into the Premier League and earn himself a permanent switch to Upton Park.
The 30-year-old is currently taking in a season-long loan with the Hammers, with Sunderland having deemed him to be surplus to requirements.
The experienced full-back is taking in his second spell with the capital outfit, having previously joined the club from Sunderland in 2006 before returning to Wearside two years later.
Saturday's goalless draw with Crystal Palace saw him make his 100th appearance for the club and he admits to thoroughly enjoying his time with the Championship promotion hopefuls.
McCartney is now looking to help West Ham over the line and convince Sam Allardyce that he is worthy of a full-time deal.
"When I left the last time, I didn't expect to get the opportunity to come back to a club like West Ham," he told London24.
"Thankfully the manager and the chairman gave me that chance and I am grateful to them.
"If there is promotion then I am sure that the chairman and the manager will be looking to bring in quite a few new players. I have got a year left at Sunderland and hopefully I can sort it out.
"If West Ham are back in the Premier League and willing to talk about giving me a contract, I will be more than happy to stay down here."