Burnley loan star David Nugent has ruled out staying at Turf Moor next season if they suffer relegation.
Nugent is expecting to leave Portsmouth this summer and he admits the prospects of him joining Burnley permanently rest on the club staying in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old is keen to stay in the top-flight with or without Burnley, with the Clarets facing up to the prospect of relegation this weekend if results go against them.
"Being contracted to Portsmouth, it was hard to take when they were relegated," said Nugent.
"But I'm already looking to the future, and next year I don't see myself there.
"I've not spoken to anyone. I just want to stay out of the way for now, focus on Burnley and keeping them in the Premier League. That is my main objective, so we will see what happens.
"I'm going to wait until the end of the season to decide my future, but I don't think it will be at Portsmouth. I'll probably be looking for a new club in the summer.
"If Burnley stay up I'd love to stay, but if they go down then I don't see myself staying. I've got to stay in the Premier League to further my career.
"I thank Burnley for giving me the chance to play in the Premier League, which is the best in the world, and that's where I want to be."
Burnley boss Brian Laws has no complaints with Nugent's stance of wanting to stay in the Premier League.
"I don't think what he has said surprises anybody," noted Laws.
"If we stay up then we would love him to be here. He enjoys it and wants to be part of it.
"But he wants to stay in the Premier League because he is a player of Premier League quality."