Experienced goalkeeper Jimmy Walker admits he is open to staying at Colchester United permanently.
Walker joined Colchester on loan from West Ham United last month and his temporary deal expires in early January.
He has made four appearances for the Us and is enjoying the chance to play regular first-team football with the League One club.
The 35-year-old is unsure of his long-term future, but will not rule out agreeing contract to stay with Paul Lambert's side.
"I don't know what the future holds for me yet," Walker told the Gazette.
"I spoke to the gaffer and we decided on a month's loan to get some games because I haven't played as much as I'd have liked.
"It was the right decision for me and who knows, at the end of the month we shall see what happens.
"Colchester have two really good keepers in Dean (Gerken) and Mark Cousins, who have impressed me a lot in training.
"The future looks good for them and hopefully I can be a part of that but we'll see."