Nahki Wells says his Burnley future is “unclear” as he made it 13 goals for the season on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

The striker, who has made just 10 substitute appearances for the Clarets since a £5 million move from Huddersfield in August 2017, was on target in QPR’s 3-1 defeat at Brentford in the Championship on Saturday.

That came on the back of the 29-year-old bagging a hat-trick in the 6-1 New Year’s Day win over Cardiff having gone nine games without a goal.

Wells, partway through a second campaign at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, is out of contract at Turf Moor in the summer but the former Bradford and Huddersfield man insists his departure is far from a forgone conclusion.

“My Burnley contract is up at the end of the season but there’s a lot more to it than that,” he told The Sun.

“They still have an option to extend my stay there in the summer so my future is unclear.

“But I’m enjoying my time here. I’m settled in West London, I feel the club has ambition and we have a great manager (Mark Warburton).”

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was without both Ashley Barnes, a groin problem, and Jay Rodriguez, illness, for the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.

Asked ahead of the game whether bringing Wells back was an option, he all but ruled it out, Barnes set to see a specialist on Monday to determine the full extent of his injury.

“I don’t think we’ll interrupt him at this moment in time,” Dyche said.

“It seems to be going well, and do you need to affect that?

“There is a break clause. We try to be as honourable as we can, and honour the contract if we say it’s for a season. But there’s always a break clause, to suit both teams, and the player.”

Elsewhere on the loan front Adam Phillips scored on his debut as Morecambe moved off the bottom of League Two with a 1-1 draw at home to Colchester.

His Clarets Under-23s team-mate Ryan Cooney also played the full 90 minutes at right back on his first appearance for Derek Adams’ Shrimps.

Elsewhere in the Football League’s bottom tier, Anthony Glennon impressed on his Grimsby debut in their 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient and Christian N’Guessan played the final 20 minutes as Oldham also drew 1-1 at Macclesfield.

In the National League North Scott Wilson and Tunde Bayode were on opposite sides as Blyth Spartans came from behind to beat Curzon Ashton 2-1.