Tranmere defender Matt Hill says he hopes that his form will be enough to earn him a permanent contract with the club.
The 33 year-old is currently on non-contract terms at Prenton Park and has started the last four games for Rovers in league and cup.
“I’d love to stay, it’s been fantastic,” he told Football League World. “The gaffer has been fantastic with me and the lads. The team spirit is excellent.
“I got an offer to come down and I thought that this would be a great opportunity to showcase myself and hopefully, if I perform well, I can get a contract here.
“I’ve been working hard in training, working hard in games and keeping my fingers crossed that an offer will be on the table.”
Hill took up Tranmere’s offer after an unsuccessful trial spell with League One side Fleetwood Town, who opted to sign Stephen Crainey instead, and the former Sheffield United man thinks his age is a factor behind his summer struggle to find a club.
“It’s been a difficult summer for myself trying to get something sorted. I think it gets even harder when you get into your thirties. Clubs nowadays are looking for the younger model to work on them and sell them for millions which seems to be the project with every club at the minute.”
After being relegated from League One last season, Tranmere have had an average start to life in the fourth tier, throwing away a 2-0 lead at home to Cheltenham Town last weekend and Hill believes that the squad have to come to terms with the physical nature of the league if they are to succeed.
“We’ve shown flashes of brilliance in patches and that we have great footballing skills but we just need to be battle-hardened when it matters. We need to stand up and be counted and see games out when we need to,” he said.