After recently extending his stay at Preston North End and working his way back into the starting XI, Greg Cunningham is looking to continue to contribute as much as he can.
The defender signed a deal in the summer initially only until December but with clauses which would see that extend until the end of the season, depending on fitness and availability.
Those were met earlier in the month, so Greg can now put any uncertainty behind him and focus on his football, and he has now started the last four matches.
Greg said: “I’m delighted. We had a chat over the summer and signed a contract that I suppose suited both parties.
“If I kept my end of that I’d be able to sign on until the end of the season so I’m happy that’s put to bed now and I can fully concentrate on what I can do on the pitch and how I can help the team.
“I want to play games and contribute as much as I can. I’ve said before I understood with the start we had when I wasn’t in the team.
“It can be personally frustrating but, at the same time, I understood my role and it had to be a supporting one.
“Now I’ve come onto the pitch, it’s great to get some games in the tank and contribute as much as I can to the team.”
The 32-year-old played the full match on Wednesday evening against Southampton and was left bitterly disappointed when North End conceded a cruel 96th-minute equaliser.
PNE went behind in the first half but quickfire goals after the break from Milutin Osmajić and Brad Potts turned the game on its head, before that late sucker punch.
Greg said: “I think immediately after the game the dressing room was quite down obviously.
“We’d done so well to pull ourselves back against a good side and we defended really, really well.
“For the performance we put in I felt like we deserved the win and to concede in the manner which we did was disappointing.
“When you take the emotion out of it and you come back, it’s a solid point, and we just have to get ready because it’s a quick turnaround to Saturday.”
Hull City are next up at the weekend, as North End head to the MKM Stadium backed by yet another sold-out away end.
Liam Rosenior’s side sit eighth in the Championship table and won 2-0 away from home against Birmingham City last time out.
Greg added: “They’re playing some great stuff. They had a good win recently there against Birmingham so we know exactly what they’re capable of doing.
“We’ve watched the clips and we’ve seen them play, but it’s about us too. It’s about us carrying that performance from Wednesday night forward and making sure we put in another good shift and hopefully a good away performance and three points.”