Jason Holt today revealed his desire to establish himself in England and secure a permanent move to Sheffield United.
The League One club have first option to sign Holt when his loan from Hearts expires in May and the midfielder has set his mind on staying at Bramall Lane.
United are aiming for promotion to the English Championship this season and signed Holt on a four-month loan deal at the end of the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old left Tynecastle looking to play more regularly and is determined to impress the United manager Nigel Clough.
“They’ve got the option to sign me so really it’s up to me now,” said Holt, speaking exclusively to the Evening News.
“I have to go and impress people and, if I can do that, you never know. It’s a new challenge and it’s something I was looking forward to. I’ve enjoyed it so far so I want to keep trying my best.”
Holt started only seven games for Hearts this season following an influx of summer signings last year.
His Tynecastle contract expires this summer and he is keen to help Sheffield United push for promotion to enhance his case for a permanent contract down south.
“I wanted a new challenge so I’ve come down to England to a different league,” he continued.
“I wanted to see what England was about and challenge myself. I hope to push on and progress and hopefully I can do that here.
“I’d like to try and get more game-time so it’s up to me to impress in training and games.”