Chris Iwelumo says he expects to leave Vicarage Road for good in January after accepting "there's not much there for me at Watford".
The experienced striker made eight appearances for the Hornets this season before joining Notts County on loan in November.
But Iwelumo is certainly now behind Troy Deeney, Alex Geijo, Matej Vydra and Fernando Forestieri in Gianfranco Zola's pecking order and also faces competition from the likes of Steve Leo Beleck and Britt Assombalonga, who could return to Watford from his loan spell at Southend United in January.
Iwelumo, who is on-loan at Notts County until January, told the Football League Paper: "I think I will probably be moving in January, permanently, so I have got to make sure I keep my head down and do what I can for Notts.
"If I can deliver and something can get done then we will see what happens from there.
"My gut feeling is that there's not much there for me at Watford."
The 34-year-old has made three starts for Keith Curle's side since he joined almost a month ago.