Richard Dunne wants to earn a new deal at Loftus Road by helping QPR get promoted to the Premier League.
The Republic of Ireland defender has been in formidable form for Rangers since his arrival in the summer, helping Harry Redknapp's side to 12 clean sheets already.
However, the 34-year-old, who missed the whole of last term with a groin injury, is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
The R's are reluctant to offer extensions until they know what division they will be playing in next year.
And Dunne, who dropped out of the top-flight for the first time in his career when he left Aston Villa, hopes to get back to the promised land with QPR.
He said: “I would love to get a new contract and play in the Premier League again. That’s the ideal scenario, but it all depends on what happens over the course of the season.
“We’ll try and get the club promoted, then I’m sure there’s a few of us that will be looking for new contracts when the time’s right.
"It will be a lot later in the season when everyone can start thinking about next year.”
Meanwhile, Dunne says he has no intentions of retiring from international football, despite missing Ireland's friendlies against Latvia and Poland last month.
The Dubliner is relishing the prospect of working under new managerial duo Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.
He added: “Playing for your country is a real honour and something that you can’t pass up on. As long as I’m picked I would love to keep on playing.
“I’ll have a chat with the manager and see what his plans are. I don’t even know if he wants me or if they want to go with someone else.
“I had Martin for a season at Villa. We had a really good year when he was there and I really enjoyed working with him. I’m sure he’s going to do a great job."