Stephen Kelly believes he has done enough to secure a new deal at Fulham and will begin contract talks next week.
The Republic of Ireland international had been a peripheral figure under previous bosses Roy Hodgson and Mark Hughes but has played 33 games for Martin Jol's side this season.
Jol has put all contract discussions on hold until after the Cottagers have played their final game of the Premier League season at Tottenham on Sunday.
But Kelly is keen to extend his stay at the club.
"For myself it's just been a matter of performing at my best every game and I think I've done that. I've been able to show the Fulham fans here what I am about," Kelly told Fulham's official website.
"It's been a big thing for me that Martin Jol has shown confidence in me this season.
"Before it was stop and start, and I was only playing every couple of weeks, which made it difficult.
"But since I've been playing consistently I've really been able to show my character, and the type of player I am, and really bed myself into the team.
"That's been fantastic this season so hopefully I will carry that on for as long as I can."
Kelly is not the only priority with Jol also planning to hold talks with Danny Murphy, whose contract expires this summer, as well as complete the signing of on-loan striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.
But with Jol looking to trim down his squad, Bjorn Helge Riise appears set to leave and Andy Johnson's future at the club is far from certain.