SIMEON Jackson is open to extending his stay with Millwall beyond the summer.
The Canadian international penned a short-term deal with the Lions on February 1 after his contract with Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig was terminated by mutual consent.
But Jackson insists he is not using his time at The Den as a stepping stone to another club – and would be ready to commit his long-term future to manager Ian Holloway.
The striker admits, though, that relegatio is likely to throw a spanner in the works.
"My focus right now is playing games and picking up results," he told the Southwark News. "Keeping this club in the Championship is paramount.
"Once that's sorted out, then we can look at what to do next.
"You have to keep an eye on both ends. I am enjoying working with the manager and he is definitely going to be an important factor in my future decision.
"Hopefully the next few months go well and we can get something wrapped up."
Jackson says signing a five-month contract with Millwall made practical and financial sense in the wake of his exit from Germany.
"There were different routes of trying to get me out of Braunschweig," he said.
"In terms of the club's position as well, everyone is strapped for cash and every club is in different circumstances.
"It just worked out best for both parties that we did something until the summer and we'll see where we end up."
Not many players would have walked away from a club in one of Europe's top divisions, but Jackson feared his career was stagnating with Die Löwen.
"There's risk in everything," he added. "For me it was just about playing.
"When you're not playing it can be the worst feeling in the world. To come back and have that opportunity again, that's what it was about really."