Sheffield United midfielder Nick Montgomery is hopeful he can secure a new contract with the club.
Montgomery, a product of the club's youth system, has had a frustrating time with injuries over the past 18 months restricting him to just 10 appearances this campaign.
The midfielder, who has also filled in at right-back this term, has seen fellow Bramall Lane graduates Phil Jagielka and Michael Tongue carve out careers in the top flight but the 27-year-old insists he is happy where he is.
After making his debut in October 2000 in a 4-2 defeat away at Norwich, Montgomery has gone on to make over 250 league and cup appearances for the Blades.
Despite struggling to nail down a starting XI place this term on a regular basis, Montgomery is still holding out for a new deal with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.
"I love this club and in Kevin McCabe we have the best chairman we could have, he's a fantastic bloke," he told the club's official website
"Sheffield United is a big club that can attract good players here and I want to stay.
"As it stands I am out of contract at the end of this season although the club does have a year's option on me, and I hope they take it up."