Danny Collins is not expecting to play for Stoke City again, but is unsure about whether he will join Ipswich Town on a permanent basis.
The defender is on loan at Portman Road until December after failing to feature for Stoke this season prior to his move to Ipswich.
Town boss Paul Jewell is keen to hang on to the 31-year-old on a long-term basis and Collins accepts he has no future back at Stoke.
However, having recently become a father, the former Sunderland stopper is yet to make a decision on whether he will look to join Ipswich permanently.
"My thoughts are that I probably won't play for Stoke ever again," said Collins in the East Anglian Daily Times.
"I've enjoyed my time at Stoke as they are a good set of boys, but realistically I don't feel that I have been part of it unlike when I was at Sunderland.
"I am looking at how my future lies elsewhere. I have enjoyed my time here (at Ipswich), it is a good club, good set-up and good facilities. But I have got things, other than football, to think about.
"The honest answer is I don't know (what will happen). I am just trying to concentrate on doing well for Ipswich, game-to-game, and see what happens."