Bolton Wanderers full-back Jlloyd Samuel admits he may have to move abroad to kick-start his career once he returns to full fitness.
Samuel has barely featured since Owen Coyle took over as Bolton boss and was wanted by Newcastle United during the summer.
The 29-year-old has yet to play this season and now faces three months on the sidelines after recently rupturing a thigh muscle.
His contract at the Reebok Stadium expires at the end of the season and talks have yet to take place regarding a possible extension.
The former Aston Villa defender's immediate priority is to be back playing, but he revealed he is ready to consider a move overseas.
"I just want to get fit and playing really," said Samuel in the Daily Mail.
"I'm hoping to be back by January and then I will definitely look at my contract situation.
"It might be the case that I have to go elsewhere or even abroad to get my career going again."