Newcastle United's Shane Ferguson says that he wants a loan move away from the club to aid his development.
Ferguson has found first-team chances at St. James' Park limited and he admits that another temporary move away from Tyneside may be best for him.
The 23-year-old was part of Northern Ireland's team over the international break and the chance to play football again has left him craving more.
“If I’m honest, I’ll probably have to go somewhere else," he said to the Sunderland Echo.
“Alan Pardew has said he’s been impressed with me in training, but I’m still young, so going out on loan could be a good thing for me.
“I don’t want to be sitting doing nothing, I’m not like that.
“I got the taste for it again, and all I want to do now is be back playing.”
Ferguson has largely impressed whilst out on loan in the Championship in recent seasons, but he has not done enough to break into the first-team at Newcastle.
The left-sided player has great delivery, but there is a feeling that his lack of physicality stands against him at the Magpies.
In the previous two seasons he has temporarily been loaned to Birmingham City and it seems that he could be set for another loan move to the Championship this time around.
There should be no lack of suitors for the tricky youngster, either, meaning that a move could take place in the imminent future.