Sunderland defender Titus Bramble is not letting the situation of his contract ending in the summer distract him from helping the Black Cats avoid a relegation battle.
Bramble claims he would happily sign an extension at Sunderland if one were put to him, but insists he will not be forcing the issue, telling The Northern Echo: "In football you never know what is going to happen.
"I didn't know if my time here was coming to an end. I didn't think about it. I just came in every day, trained hard and what happens off the pitch will happen. I only care about what happens on the pitch.
"What happens in the summer happens. I am happy and settled here.
"I am out of contract. It's up to the manager and the directors what they want to do. I will happily sign a new contract here, but it's out of my hands."