Bas Savage admits he is still in the dark as to whether he will earn himself a permanent contract at Coventry City.
The 23-year-old striker appeared for the reserves in their 2-0 win over Leicester on Tuesday and is working overtime at their Ryton training base in a bid to impress Micky Adams.
Savage has arrived at just the right time as Adams lambasted his side after their defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last week and accused them of having a 'soft underbelly.'
Adams is due to meet with acting chairman Geoffrey Robinson this week to discuss potential signings in the wake of a disappointing start to the Sky Blues' campaign, culminating in their abject performance at Hillsborough.
The defeat left them languishing in 18th position in the Championship and Adams will be keen to add bodies to his threadbare squad.
Savage is a strapping front-man who did his prospects no harm at all with a competent, yet goalless, performance in their second string.
The London- born striker is currently a free agent after parting company with Reading in the summer following a three-year stint at the Madejski Stadium.
He has also spent two loan spells at Wycombe Wanderers and Bury, but is still looking to break his Football League duck in front of goal. Nevertheless, he is convinced that he can thrive at the Ricoh Arena.
"I am a big striker, but my main strength is with the ball at my feet," admitted Savage. "I think I can bring something different to the team that they don't already have and I would love to sign a permanent deal.
"The manager is keeping his cards close to his chest, like they always do in these situations, so it is a case of wait and see.
"We haven't placed a timescale on when a decision will be made, but I am quite pleased with how it has been going so far.
"I thought I did well in the reserve game and I will be back in training again next week, so I hope I can make a big impression.
"All I can do is what I have been doing so far, which is working hard in training and trying to make my mark in games and hope that proves to be enough to land a contract."