Billy Bodin is hoping to use his loan spell at Crewe Alexandra to prove he deserves a new contract at League Two leaders Swindon Town.
The 20-year-old is out of contract at the County Ground at the end of the season, but has yet to be informed if he will be handed an extension.
The forward has scored three goals in 11 appearances for Swindon this season and notched five times, including once against Crewe, during a loan spell at Torquay United earlier in the campaign.
He joined Crewe on loan for the rest of the season last week and made his debut in the 1-0 away win at struggling Hereford United.
Bodin was surprised by the chance to link up with the Railwaymen, but is determined to make the most of his opportunity between now and the end of the season.
"I hadn't been involved in the squad recently, so my head was down a bit but the move was a bit of a surprise," Bodin told the Swindon Advertiser.
"Swindon are my hometown club so I would love to stay, but I have not been offered a contract yet and that is a bit worrying.
"But I have got to prove myself now. I am focused on Crewe and helping to get them into the play-offs and then hopefully Swindon will offer me a new contract."