Bristol City midfielder David Noble accepts he will be looking for a new club in the summer after joining Yeovil Town on loan.
Noble has not made a first-team appearance for the Robins since December and is out of contract at Ashton Gate at the end of the season.
He will finish the current campaign on loan at Yeovil and plans to use his time with the League One strugglers to put himself in the shop window.
"In the summer I am going to be looking for a new club - City have made that public and I didn't want to go into that free-for-all with no-one having seen me for four or five months," Noble told the Bristol Evening Post.
"I need to come and play some games to put myself in the shop window.
"Teams are going to want to see you play, so that was one of the reasons for it.
"I want to play at Championship level - every footballer wants to play at the best level they can, but we will have to see what comes up in the summer."