Fulham boss Mark Hughes has re-assured Kagisho Dikgacoi his chance will come provided the South African can stay injury free.
The 25-year-old midfielder has yet to feature under Hughes following a thigh tear, which was the latest in a long line of niggling injuries which have restricted Dikgacoi to just 15 appearances since moving to Craven Cottage last year.
Dikgacoi will be out of contract in the summer and Hughes said: "It's been frustrating for KG in all fairness.
"As soon as I walked through the door he was injured with a thigh muscle tear - and it's taken him a while to get back. But he played well midweek (in the friendly against Southampton) and did well for us.
"I think it's important from his point on he steers clear of injuries - certainly along with others we'll give him a chance to stake a claim.
"If the opportunities present themselves he'll get his chance."