Date: 24th January 2007 at 6:16pm
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Birmingham City left back Marcos Painter is hoping his loan spell will be made permanent.

The two clubs are currently negotiating a fee to complete the move before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

Painter said:‘The sooner the better for me,’

‘I’m enjoying my time here. I know that I have been injured more than I have been before but it is good to be playing.

‘It is nice to wake up on a Saturday morning and know that in the afternoon you will be playing rather than training with the reserves.

‘I’m still living in a hotel at the moment but I have been looking at a few places and as soon as the deal is done I will look to move out.’

‘This third month is more about giving the two clubs time to sort out a deal,’

‘Hopefully it can be sorted. I still have two-and-a-half years left on my contract at Birmingham if things don’t work out.

‘Who knows what can happen in football. Obviously I would like to sign.’