CHERRIES goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has admitted his future lies away from Vitality Stadium following a five-and-a-half year stay.

Allsop's current contract expires at the end of next month and he is unlikely to be offered fresh terms by the club.

The 25-year-old, who has made 27 appearances for Cherries, is on loan at Lincoln and is set to feature in the second leg of their League Two play-off semi-final against Exeter on Thursday.

Allsop played a key role in Cherries' promotion to the Championship, keeping six clean sheets in 10 games at the end of 2012-13 following his free transfer move from Leyton Orient.

He has spent much his time on loan and has also served Coventry, Wycombe, Portsmouth and Blackpool.

Allsop, one of Eddie Howe’s first signings in his second spell as manager, has made two Premier League appearances for Cherries.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Lincoln’s trip to Exeter, Allsop said he was open-minded about his future and would consider a permanent move to the Imps.

“I’d definitely be open to that,” he said. “I don’t think I’ll be staying at Bournemouth.

“But I’m not looking past the next game at the moment. Things are very much on hold.

“My future will take care of itself when this season is fully over, it’s something I can’t look into at the moment.”

Allsop was drafted in by Lincoln boss Danny Cowley on the final day of the January transfer window following an injury to Josh Vickers.

And after being on the bench for his first game against Swindon, he replaced Paul Farman for the Checkatrade Trophy semi-final against Chelsea under-21s and has kept his place since.

He made a couple of crucial saves as the Imps beat Shrewsbury in the final of the Checkatrade Trophy and has impressed as Cowley’s side booked a place in the play-offs.