Peter Ramage hopes that his recent loan switch to Birmingham will help attract potential suitors for this summer, with his future at QPR cast in doubt.
The 28-year-old was frozen out by former manager Neil Warnock and sent out on loan to Crystal Palace for the first-half of the season after recovering from a long-term injury.
However, chances have remained limited for the ex-Newcastle defender since Mark Hughes took the reins, paving the way for his loan move to the Blues.
Ramage told skysports.com that he hopes to impress the Welshman whilst at St Andrews, but is not holding his breath over the offer of a new contract with his current deal up in the summer.
"If you go into training with the right mentality and focused to do your best every day then you might be able to impress enough to force your way into his plans for next season," said Ramage.
"I don't expect to hear anything more from them in terms of after this season, but it can only benefit me in the summer when looking for a new club if that is the case.
"I'm sure managers like to get references from other managers when signing a player, so if I am professional and do my best whilst I'm here then hopefully he'll say good things about me."
He leaves the Hoops facing a relegation battle and although Ramage remains confident of safety he has urged his former team-mates not to leave it too late to start the revival.
"The squad is looking strong, everybody is training well and we are all sticking together, which is the main thing when you are in a relegation battle," added Ramage
"We are in the trenches at the minute and we need to be singing off the same hymn sheet to pull ourselves away.
"There is certainly enough quality here to do that, but we know that we have to start winning games and the sooner the better so that it isn't a nervous end to the season for everyone."