Jason Scotland believes he has done enough to earn a new deal to keep him at Ipswich when his current contract runs out in the summer.
The veteran striker has found the net six times for the Suffolk club in his 29 appearances including the equaliser against high-flying Southampton recently.
His future, though, hangs in the balance as he is just two starts short of triggering a one-year renewal clause in his contract.
But Scotland is confident he can keep catching the eye of boss Paul Jewell with his performances.
"I have not had any more talks about my future and everyone knows that if I start two more games I get an automatic new deal," said the former Swansea and Wigan striker in the East Anglian Daily Times.
"My future is in the hands of the club but I am just trying to enjoy it and whenever I get the chance, take it and stay in the team."
Also trying to make himself indispensible to Jewell is Grant Leadbitter whose deal also runs out at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old did his cause no harm by getting both goals as Ipswich came from behind to draw against Hull on Saturday.
And although some sections of the fans at Portman Road have turned on Leadbitter, Scotland threw his backing behind the former Sunderland favourite.
"Grant is out of contract in the summer and has to earn the right to be awarded a new deal," said Scotland.
"But he put in a good performance at Hull on Saturday and he has staked a claim to the manager that he deserves a new contract.
"If he keeps performing like that then hopefully something will happen for him.
"Everyone gets stick when they are not doing well, it is part of the game but there is competition for places and everyone is doing well at the moment and they are trying to take their chance.
"It is tough for each and every one of us, because no one wants to be out of the team."