Kevin Doyle insists he is happy at Reading and has no desire to secure a summer move away from the club.
The Royals were relegated from the Premier League last season after a two-year spell in the top flight, but the mood around the camp remains upbeat.
There have been inevitable departures during the close season, with Dave Kitson making a big-money move to Stoke and numerous other players rumoured to be heading for the exits.
However, Republic of Ireland international Doyle does not intend to desert the club who gave him his big opportunity back in 2005 when he arrived in England from Cork City.
"I was away with Ireland for two weeks straight after the Derby game (last game of the season) and it was probably something I could have done without as I just wanted to get away from football, but I enjoyed it," the striker told the Bracknell Forest Standard.
"I was then able to get away on holiday and forget about it.
"I was able to go where no-one knew about football and then gradually you just start looking forward to coming back and playing football.
"I think we have got over the depression of relegation.
"You always want to play in the Premier League and we're all disappointed we're not there, but the aim is to get back there.
"But as long as I'm at Reading then I'm very happy here. I have really enjoyed my three years here, even though the last six months haven't been great.
"It has been a very enjoyable time and I'll continue to enjoy it for as long as I'm here.
"I think when I first came we would have all taken what's happened, although once you get in the Premier League you want to stay there.
"But we're not, that's life and we now have to bounce back.
"The whole hype about the Premier League is bigger, but when you are playing in matches, it all seems the same to me. They are all nice grounds in the Championship."