David Healy has admitted he is planning to leave Sunderland in this month's transfer window.
The Northern Ireland international is frustrated with his lack of first-team action at the Stadium of Light.
Healy is now hoping to find a new club and he admits he would have no problem moving down to the Championship or League One.
"The time has come for me to look at other options if I am only going to get 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there at Sunderland," Healy told the Belfast Telegraph.
"I don't know if anything will happen during this transfer window but I certainly have to consider it.
"When you train all week, all you want to do is play at the weekend and have something to show for your efforts.
"Going to Old Trafford, Anfield, the Emirates and Stamford Bridge is what football is all about. Unfortunately for me, most of my experiences have been as a substitute and it leaves you wanting more.
"The top flight is the best place to be and every player wants to experience it but if something happens and I move out of it, then so be it.
"I'm not above the Championship or League One. I've played there before and enjoyed it.
"It's a no-brainer for me - if it is the best thing for my career to drop out of the Premier League then I will certainly do that but let's see what January brings."