Carlisle midfielder Paul Murray admits he is going to have to start considering his future options.
Murray's current contract expires in the summer and, although he is keen to stay at Brunton Park, Cumbrians boss Neil McDonald may decide not to offer him a new deal.
Knee problems have restricted Murray to just 14 appearances this season and McDonald is concerned about his fitness.
"I've got to look after myself and, if the club aren't going to offer me anything, I'm going to have to start looking," Murray told the News & Star.
"I've got to be pro-active, see what's happening and put a few feelers out."
"Of course people need to know I'm going to be fit, but I've got to sort myself out one way or another."
A pay-as-you-play deal has been suggested as a possible solution but Murray is not convinced.
"The idea sounds good, but whether it is right for me or something else is better, I don't know," he explained.
"There's no doubt in my mind that I want to stay here and play my football here, but at the end of the day I'm going to be out of contract and can speak to whoever I want.
"It's up to the club to decide what they want to do."