Tottenham youngster David Button has revealed that he is considering his future in preparation for the summer, with the on-loan goalkeeper hoping that a place will be available at Spurs for him in the near future.
Button has been on loan thirteen times since his move from the Tottenham youth side to the seniors in 2008, and after the signing of Brad Friedel last summer, the 23 year old was sent to Leyton Orient, Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley to ply his trade in front of the net.
And as Button looks ahead to the last 12 months of his deal with Tottenham, the stopper is considering his options.
"It's a big summer for me," he said, as reported by Sky Sports. "With a year left on my contract, I need to make some decisions.
"If Spurs still have plans for me, I'll be delighted to stay, but if not, I'll have to look elsewhere.
"I've known myself over the last couple of years that I haven't been ready to play in the Tottenham first team, but I feel I'm gradually getting there.
"Brad [Friedel] and Carlo [Cudicini] have next year on their contract, but they are getting older, so there will be an opportunity there for somebody in the next year or so."
Button is currently on loan from Tottenham at Barnsley, and the youngster has a history with manager Keith Hill, who worked with the keeper at Rochdale.
And he believes that under Hill, he can improve his skills at get that break for Tottenham that Button has been hoping for.
"I've worked with all the staff here before," he explained. "They're probably the best I've worked with.
"Keith Hill is great. He knows how to man-manage the players. He's a great motivator.
"He loves football and can talk tactics all day long. I'm not lying when I say he's one of the best managers I've worked under."