Crystal Palace's new loan signing Shaun Derry remains in the dark over his long-term future.
Derry only re-joined his former club on loan this week after slipping down Leeds United's pecking order following injury.
With the no-nonsense midfielder turning 30 next month, he jumped at the chance of first-team football.
"I don't know what the future holds for me there, or what the hierarchy at Leeds have planned for me," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
"At the moment, Palace is the perfect move at the right time. I know the club well and I know Neil Warnock.
"I've got to thank him for putting his faith in me because I've had a horrible year with my injury. Playing first-team football is so vital for me now."
Although Derry was available to Leeds boss Dennis Wise, he acknowledged he was never going to walk back into the side.
"I wouldn't expect to be thrown into a team that's doing so well," he continued.
"As the old saying goes, if it isn't broken you don't fix it. That's pretty much the situation at Leeds and I'm not going to get a look-in there at the moment."