Grimsby Town have extended the loan deal of Hull City defender Conor Townsend until January.
The 22-year-old has made three appearances since joining the Mariners for a second time last month.
The former Chesterfield, Carlisle, Scunthorpe and Dundee United loanee admits his future almost certainly lies away from the KC Stadium.
"It's my fifth year as a pro and I've only played for Hull once," he told BBC Radio Humberside.
"When you're coming through you dream of playing for the team but I have to build a career for myself.
"I'm enjoying my time here and I'll do the best I can and see what happens in January."