Middlesbrough defender Chris Riggott admits he doesn't know where his future lies.
The former Derby man could still end up with a permanent Potters switch and said: "The boss is honest and so am I.
"At the start of the season I was not playing and getting frustrated. I went on loan and enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting to come back. I guess the picture's changed.
"I really don't know where my future lies. We will have to have a chat and do something that will suit both parties.
"I was gutted to miss Stoke's last game - I would have liked to play both! Anyone in my shoes would be a bit disappointed.
"I have played nine games at Stoke and feel a part of it."