Coventry City defender Elliott Ward believes it is 'set in stone' that he will be leaving the Ricoh Arena within the next 12 months.
Ward has played 120 games for the Sky Blues since joining from West Ham three years ago, but he has made just two substitute appearances this season.
He remains determined to force his way back in to Chris Coleman's starting line-up and feels playing regularly would aid his prospects of moving in January.
However, the 23-year-old feels he may have to wait until the end of the season before leaving the Ricoh Arena if he stays on the fringes of Coleman's plans.
"If I play a few, which I want to and need to, then January could be an option, but if I am not playing then people soon forget you and it will be a case of leaving at the end of the season," Ward told the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
"That's what I expect anyway, to see out the rest of the year and then leave.
"But until then I want to be playing and my aim is to push back into the team.
"I obviously want to be playing and to do well for Coventry rather than worrying about being in the shop window.
"Things do change in football, so who knows what will happen, but I believe it is set in stone at the moment.
"But if we did go and have a good season and made the play-offs or got promoted and I was a part of that, who knows?
"If they still wanted me here then I would definitely look at that, but until then, I think I know my future."