Defender Steven Taylor says he sees his future with Ipswich as he hopes to extend his stay beyond the current season.
The 31-year-old joined the Tractor Boys in January after he was granted permission to leave MLS outfit Portland Timbers on a free transfer.
Taylor, who penned a short-term deal which expires at the end of the term, has featured just three times for the Championship club due to injuries.
However, he insists he is loving life at Portman Road and hopes to extend his time with the club beyond the 2016-17 campaign.
Taylor said: “I love it at Ipswich already. The lads have taken to me since day one and it’s a proper English football club.
“The history behind it - with Bobby Robson - and all that, I don’t think I could have picked a better Championship club to come back to after playing in America.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it here and want to push on here next season. The gaffer has been great with me and he says he would like me here next year and that’s great with me. Hopefully we can get something sorted because I’d like to stay. I want to be part of the plans here.
“We are not that far away from being a top six side. We need to add a few different types of players, a bit of depth and we’ll have a chance.
“This is my new home now. This is the future for me. I do like the chill out life as well and this is the chill out life down here.”