Noel Hunt wants to finish his career with Ipswich Town.
The 32 year-old striker, who could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, hopes to agree a new deal with Mick McCarthy’s side.
“I absolutely love it here,” Hunt told the Ipswich Town official website. “It was the same when I was at Reading, that was my first love, as everyone there made me feel welcome during my six years, but I feel the same about Ipswich.
“I didn’t think I’d ever get the same feeling of a club as I did at Reading, but I feel so at home here. It’s everything about the place. The environment, the manager, the staff, the lads and even the people working at the club in the office- it’s an amazing place to work each day.
“You don’t get that very often and I know I don’t want to go anywhere else. My contract is up at the end of the season so who knows what will happen.”
Hunt makes no secret about his desire to remain with Ipswich, who are serious Sky Bet Championship promotion contenders.
“I want to stay here. I love the town, the place we live in is great- it’s out in the middle of nowhere and it reminds me of home.
“If I had it my way, I’d finish my career at Ipswich Town. You get injuries- that’s part of the game- but when you are on the sidelines it gives you time to reflect on things.
“I want to play football for as long as I can now. I still feel I’ve got a good few years left in me and I’m determined to come back stronger than ever from this injury.”