James Walker is hoping he will sign a permanent deal at Southend United at the end of his loan stay at Roots Hall.
The Charlton Athletic striker has scored two goals in six appearances since linking up with Southend in February.
He was due to join Steve Tilson's side on a permanent basis in January, only for a medical problem to scupper the transfer.
However, Walker is optimistic that Tilson will be willing to turn the current arrangement into a long-term deal come the summer.
"I was due to sign here permanently before I failed the medical and I would still love to do it," Walker told the Echo.
"Since I've come here I've been really impressed by everything and the team has played well.
"I've been playing games too, so it's been a great loan move for me and one that could definitely become permanent."