Stephen Pearson believes that there is a strong possibility that he could remain at Bristol City on a permanent deal.
The 29-year-old joined City from Derby County on a two-month loan deal on Friday and made his debut for his new club with a goal and an assist in the 3-1 victory over Burnley at Ashton Gate at the weekend.
Pearson's current contract with the Rams runs out at the end of the current season and he believes that he is not wanted by the Pride Park club.
"I think Derby were expecting me to move on at the end of last season and, for whatever reason, it didn't happen," he told The Daily Star.
"I've been there four years and now I am looking for a fresh start.
"If I play well and the club want me to stay, then there is every chance it will happen."