Reghan Tumilty knows his future is in the balance as he nears the end of his stint on loan at Falkirk from Ross County.
Tumilty has been on loan with the Bairns since November, making 19 appearances for the Championship outfit.
The former Dundee United right back has played in a more advanced wide role under Paul Hartley, but is out of contract at Dingwall at the end of the season.
Tumilty was part of County’s under-20 squad which won the Development League title last year under Stuart Kettlewell, who is now jointly in charge of the first team until the end of the season, and the 21-year-old expects to have discussions with his parent club.
He said: “The loan move to Falkirk has been good for me. I’ve had a lot of minutes – a lot more than I would have got at Ross County.
“Obviously there has been a change of manager there, so I’m not quite sure what’s happening.
“Personally, it has been brilliant for me to get games. It will stand me in good stead. My contract is up at County – so the world is my oyster.
“Me and Stuart get on really well. We won the Development League last season so we had a whole year working together. It would work well.
“But I just need to see what I get offered. I’ve just been concentrating on the games here and trying to help Falkirk get as many points as we can.
“I’ve got experience now in this league so if Ross County do drop down, it would help me.”
Tumilty played in Falkirk’s late 1-0 defeat to Caley Thistle on Tuesday, which ruled the Bairns out of contention for the promotion play-off place.
With four games remaining, Tumilty wants to end the season strongly in order to secure their Championship safety, adding: “To get nothing out of the game was pretty tough to take.
“We just need to get as many points as possible from the remaining games, to get as far away as we can from the relegation play-off position.”