NAHKI Wells is well aware his time may be up at Burnley as he prepares to return to Turf Moor ahead of the new season.

The striker was a £5 million arrival from Huddersfield in August 2017 but is yet to start a game for the Clarets, making just the 10 substitute appearances in all competitions.

The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Queens Park Rangers in the Championship and acknowledges that his future is up in the air.

Wells is desperate to prove himself in the Premier League but knows that he may have to move on for that to become a reality.

“I’ll go back to Burnley and give it my best effort and see where that gets me,” said Wells.

“I’d still love my opportunity in the Premier League, which is still possible.

“If that doesn’t transpire then something else will open up for me.

“The ideal scenario would be just to be given a chance, a chance that I can try and really grasp.

“That’s my agenda but whether that’s the manager’s agenda, who knows.

“I need to give myself a chance to get in the team. If not, I won’t be too disappointed to move on and see what else is on the horizon. Of course, it has to suit myself and what my ambitions are.”

Wells rues some bad luck at Burnley, an ankle injury stopping him from hitting the ground running when he first arrived, and admits his situation has taken some getting used to.

“It’s kind of been a shock to have to try to take what little opportunities I’ve been given,” he told the Bermuda Royal Gazette.

“I’ve never had that kind of setback before. I’ve always been the main man, done well and won Golden Boots.

“I just need a little bit of luck at that football club (Burnley); I haven’t any luck since I’ve been there.

“I’ve been a bit unfortunate, but that’s football sometimes.”

QPR offered him the chance of regular football, something he took, but he admits to being disappointed with his goal return during his season at Loftus Road, finding the back of the net nine times in 48 games.

“It’s not the worst situation to be in and I’ve proven my fitness at QPR,” he said.

“It was still a mediocre season from my point of view and that of the clubs.

“I wouldn’t change it, though. I was happy and got back to playing football.

“I still know I could have done better and offered the club more. I’ve got a big point to prove.

“The desire is there to dig very deep and show everyone that I’m still a proven goalscorer and that level.

“There’s some uncertainty regarding my future, that’s obvious. I just know it’s a big, big season for me.”

Wells does at least return to Gawthorpe this summer on the back of some good form on the international front.

His Gold Cup campaign with Bermuda, in their first time at the tournament, saw him score from the spot against Costa Rica in Texas and with a header in their historic win against Nicaragua in New Jersey

“It kind of sets me up for next season,” Wells said

“I’m off the back of three games and a couple of goals and that’s what I would have liked before the competition. I’ve had some really good performances and led the line well in all of the fixtures, but I’d have liked to have been a bit more clinical in front of goal.”