Eirik Bakke has set his sights on remaining with Aston Villa for the rest of the season.
The Leeds United midfielder signed on loan until the end of January when he arrived at Villa Park on the final day of the August transfer window.
Although Bakke has yet to play a full 90 minutes and has started in only three games, he is pleased to have put behind him an injurytroubled two seasons with Leeds behind him.
The Norwegian arrived at Villa with a back injury and was brought in for a surprise first start in the derby victory over Blues at St Andrew's last month, his first league start since February 2004.
Despite Villa's grim league form, Bakke is pleased just to have been involved. "This move has been good for me," he said.
"It's almost as if there was a curse on me at Leeds United. I never seemed to be out of the treatment room and this time last season, I couldn't have seen myself playing in the Premiership 12 months on.
"It'll take time for me to be able to play the way I used to play, going box to box, but there is more to come and I know in myself I'm getting better.
"I don't know what will happen in January when my loan ends. That's another ten weeks away and I've seen all too well what can happen in football but I hope to work something out. "I'd like to stay all season but, whether we're fourth in the league or bottom, it's a case of whether they want me."