Danny Houghton insists he isnâ€™t worrying about his future as he approaches the final year of his contract with Hull FC.
The hooker is one of several key players at the club on a deal that is due expire at the end of the 2022 Super League season, alongside the likes of Josh Reynolds, Manu Maâ€™u, Jamie Shaul and Jordan Lane.
Houghton has spent his entire career with Hull and he looks set to become the clubâ€™s highest appearance maker of the modern era next year, given he is just one outing behind current record holder Richard Horne.
However, as the Black and Whites continue with pre-season, the 33-year-old isnâ€™t concerning himself with what lies beyond the new season.
Instead, heâ€™s concentrating on trying to hit form in 2022 and should he do that, his future will take care of itself.
â€œIâ€™m perfectly fine about it,â€ Houghton told Hull Live when asked about his contract situation. â€œAll good with that.
â€œIt is what it is. If I want to go around again then you have to perform and try and earn that.
â€œItâ€™s a case of just go and play. Thereâ€™s no point worrying about it, let my actions speak and go with it that way rather than worrying about it.
â€œYou want to play as long as you can, itâ€™s what I love doing. Thatâ€™s what it is though, perform and go again or look to put them on the desk, but hopefully I can keep going.
â€œI want to get back playing, get some form and try and get the club back to where it belongs and weâ€™ll go from there.â€
After captaining the side for three seasons before Brett Hodgsonâ€™s arrival, Houghton was chosen as one of three co-captains last year, alongside Scott Taylor and Marc Sneyd.
However, the head coach has revealed plans to switch back to just one skipper for next season and while he hasnâ€™t decided who will take on that responsibility, Houghton will back whatever decision he makes.
â€œItâ€™s what Brett wants and itâ€™s what Brett sees moving forward for what he wants,â€ he added. â€œIâ€™ll respect whatever calls he needs to make
â€œIâ€™ve loved being captain of the club and if it continues then great, if not Iâ€™ll support the new captain in every way I can, whether thatâ€™s advice or just doing the right thing for him.
â€œTo have captained this club means a lot, itâ€™s been amazing and hopefully it can continue. Iâ€™ll try and lead in that way in regardless, it wonâ€™t change the way I am, whether I am or not.â€