Chris Kirkland admits he is unsure which club he will be at next season as he steps up his recovery from long-term injury.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper, earmarked as a future England international, is currently on loan at West Brom but has been out of action with a finger injury since January.
Kirkland, who has also had back and kidney problems in the past, is a Liverpool player but is set to leave Anfield in the summer, although he does not know where the destination will be.
Baggies boss Bryan Robson is prepared to sign Kirkland on a permanent basis, but that will depend on whether the club can avoid relegation to the Coca-Cola Championship.
'My back is fine and everything else is fine,' Kirkland said on Sky Sports. 'I remain positive. I've got an X-ray in a couple of weeks time and hopefully everything will be okay.
'I cannot wait to get back. The gaffer said he would like to keep me but I'll wait to see what my options are.'
Kirkland admits playing in the Premiership would be a factor in deciding where to go.
'That's where I want to play,' he added. 'Next year is a big year for me, I'm confident I can get back to where I was before.'