Jon Stead says he would be willing to settle up on his Huddersfield Town contract in order to secure a permanent deal elsewhere.

The 31-year-old is on loan to neighbours Bradford City and helped them reach the third round of the FA Cup for only the second time in a decade.

The Huddersfield-born striker, who is in his second spell at Town, scored and also claimed an assist as Dartford were beaten 4-1 at Valley Parade in round two on Sunday.

Stead also notched in the first-round win at FC Halifax Town, and now has four goals in nine outings for City.

The former Bristol City player, who scored twice in nine games for Town this season before moving to Bradford, is with the Bantams until January 3.

“I’m absolutely loving it here but as far as things go with Huddersfield, I don’t know because I’ve not had any contact with them since before the FA Cup game at Halifax,” he said.

“Whether they are looking to extend the loan, I’m not sure, but I’ll get to January 3 and then see what the situation is.

“I’d certainly be interested in staying here but for me, it’s about securing my long-term future.

“If it means settling up at Huddersfield and then getting a contract somewhere else, then that’s something I’d be interested in.

“My contract there is up at the end of the season and I don’t want to be left without a club come the summer.

“I could always come on loan until the end of the season and look at it then.

“I don’t think there is any real urgency to jump into anything – I’ll just keep taking each game as they come.”

Stead came through Town’s academy system and was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £1.25m as a 20-year-old.

He later played for Sunderland, Sheffield United and Ipswich Town as well as Bristol City.

He rejoined Town the summer before last but has been unable to establish himself in the side.

He was limited to 14 appearances, eight of them from the bench, last season, when he had loan stints at both Bradford and their League I rivals Oldham Athletic.

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Town's two other loanees - Matt Crooks and Jake Carroll - were also both in action over the weekend.

Crooks, like Stead, was in FA Cup action and played 75 minutes to help Accrington Stanley to a 1-1 draw at home to League One strugglers Yeovil Town to force a replay while Carroll was handed a 59-minute runout in Partick Thistle's 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock after battling back from a goal down.