Jay Tabb is hopeful of staying at Reading after revealing negotiations have begun over a new deal.
The 26-year-old midfielder has struggled to establish himself in the starting XI at the Madejski Stadium this season and is out of contract in the summer, meaning he could leave on a free transfer.
However, Tabb is thinking about nothing else than putting pen to paper with the Royals and regaining a regular first-team place.
He told the Crowthorne and Sandhurst Times: "The gaffer has spoken to me and [director of football] Nicky Hammond has spoken to my agent, so I think they do want to do something.
"I've got a few games coming up now so hopefully I can do well and get that new contract here.
Big shoes to fill
"I love it at Reading and I don't want to be anywhere else so, as long as the contract is there, I'll be signing it."
Tabb replaced the banned Mikele Leigertwood to make only his 12th appearance of the season against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday following a foot injury.
He said: "I had big shoes to fill with 'Ledge' being ineligible. I think he's been one of our players of the season since he came in, so it was always going to be tough.
"Even though I'm feeling fresh, I probably need a bit more match sharpness."