Burnley boss Brian Laws has warned rival goalkeepers Brian Jensen and Lee Grant that nobody's place in the side is guaranteed.
Laws handed Grant the gloves in preference to Jensen as the Clarets earned a credible draw away to QPR on Saturday.
Despite admitting it was one of the toughest decisions of his managerial career at Turf Moor, Laws said: "No spot in this place is sacred and what epitomises that is the battle between the two goalkeepers.
"They only have one spot and they can't look at left-back, right-back or centre-half.
"Both of them are able keepers who can easily perform in this division, so it's a tough one and I am sure Brian is very downhearted because he wants to play.
"Lee has been very patient so if I have to mix it up by giving him a few games to keep him going then I think it's the right thing to do and the morale of the team will benefit from it."