Bristol City forward Ivan Sproule has conceded he would jump at the chance to re-join Hibernian if he leaves Ashton Gate in the New Year.
The Northern Irish winger has slipping down the Championship club's pecking order and is now on loan with League One Yeovil Town.
Sproule enjoyed a productive spell with Hibs prior to joining the Robins and admits the Edinburgh club will always have a place in his heart.
The 29-year-old is being tipped to move on when the transfer window re-opens and he cannot rule out making an Easter Road return.
"I knew if I was going to leave Bristol City this was always going to come up," he told the Edinburgh Evening News. "I've had a fantastic time here, it's a fantastic club but I have to look after my own future and that of my family.
"Everyone knows Hibs are a club that will always be close to my heart. They gave me a chance in football, made my career. I've very fond memories of my time in Edinburgh.
"Everyone at the club made me welcome, I always gave 100 per cent when I played and I was lucky enough to be in a team which won something.
"I've never hidden my love for the club or the fact I am a Hibs supporter. You never know where you are going to end up in football but I will always be grateful to Hibs.
"It wouldn't rule out moving back to Easter Road but that's in the hands of others, not mine. I still feel I have a lot to offer but for the moment I'm simply concentrating on getting myself as fit as I can for January."