John Ruddy has hinted he would be prepared to make a permanent switch to Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell. The 23-year-old keeper is currently on loan at Fir Park from Everton, with that deal set to run until January.
The former Cambridge man has made just one senior appearance for the Toffees since moving to Merseyside in 2005 and accepts that he may be forced to explore other options if he is offered no assurances that that situation will improve.
"I would definitely like to stay at Motherwell beyond Christmas," Ruddy told the Daily Record.
"There are a lot of things to be achieved before that but I don't want to talk too much about my future as we have big games coming up.
"I'm 100 per cent focused on doing my best for Motherwell and we'll see what happens on January 2 and that will be down to the clubs and anyone else who comes in.
"It's out of my hands.
"I've always said if I'm contracted to Everton then I want to play first-team football with them but if that's not to be I'm not afraid to leave."