On-loan Liverpool keeper Scott Carson has urged Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill to turn his loan switch into a permanent one in the summer.

Carson is currently on loan at Villa Park until the end of the season but is keen to stay after quickly adjusting to life with the Midlands club.

Carson said: "I think something has been agreed whereby, if everyone is happy, it could be made a permanent transfer.

"That's obviously up to the boss but it's something I would welcome. I want to establish myself as a number one and preferably I would like to do it here.

"I've been out on loan a lot over the past couple of seasons and it's not easy when you keep moving up and down the country. It would be nice to settle at a club that I like and where the fans like me.

"I've settled in well here at Villa. Everyone has welcomed me and that has been a big help. What I want now is to be settled for the next five to 10 years. I want to play as many games as possible."