Adam Johnson admits he may have to consider his future at Manchester City if his chances continue to be restricted.
Johnson, who only moved to eastlands in January, has started just five league games this season and, although he insists all he wants to do is become established for City, he admits he may have to consider moving on.
He told The Sun: "Every footballer has to think about it when the time comes. It is still early but I definitely would consider it."
The 23-year-old made a seamless transition to the Barclays Premier League after his move from Middlesbrough and was called up to Fabio Capello's preliminary 30-man England World Cup squad although he failed to make the final cut.