Kieran Foran is yet to hear from Canterbury's next coach Trent Barrett but hopes to have his own NRL future resolved in the next month.
Foran's big-money contract with the Bulldogs is set to expire at the end of this season and a pay cut is likely for the five-eighth.
The 30-year-old indicated on Sunday he wanted to remain at the Bulldogs, after injuries have restricted to him just 36 of a possible 60 games for the club.
It comes on the same weekend he was linked to Newcastle with the Wests Tigers also rumoured to be showing interest.
"The club has been pretty patient with me," Foran said.
"I had every intention of playing each week and playing my best footy. I have just had a horrible run of luck with injuries.
"If I can have a change of luck and stay on the field I would love to do that with Canterbury."
Foran showed in the Bulldogs' loss to Parramatta what he can do when he can stay on the field, establishing nice combinations on his left edge.
And the Kiwi international would ideally like his future sorted quickly, not wanting it to drag into the off-season.
"It would be nice to get it done within the next few weeks for sure," he said.
"There is obviously a process that needs to go through from both sides.
"I'm really comfortable with what the club need to do in that regard. And they're respectful of what I need to do.
"There is a real genuine respect from both sides. Hopefully we are able to sort something out."
Foran though is yet to have that conversation with Barrett.
Last week Adam Elliott revealed he'd spoken to Barrett about his future, with the second-rower off contract and in demand.
Elliott though is out injured, and with Foran on the field all his dealings have been with Bulldogs management.
"I haven't had a chat with Baz, haven't spoken to him," Foran said.
"I think he's pretty busy with his stuff over there, they're flying at the moment. As players here we're not looking too far forward to next year.
"We've just got to focus on what we've got in front of us here and get some wins for the morale of the club."
Australian Associated Press