Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson is hoping to win his first-team spot at Manchester City back as soon as possible, having recovered from a thumb injury.
The 25-year-old returned to action for Sweden in their goalless draw against Denmark at the weekend and is hoping to get back into the Citizens starting eleven - despite Kasper Schmeichel's strong start to the campaign.
Isaksson commented: "He has been playing very well since the beginning of the season.
"I want to win my place again and to play as soon as possible. We will see what will happen."
Isaksson joined City in the summer of 2006, but has been restricted to 14 appearances for the Eastlands club due to a number of injury problems.
Meanwhile, Citizens third-choice Joe Hart accepts that he may have to head out on loan to gain further first-team experience.
The England Under-21 international told the club's official website: "At City Kasper is playing, it could have been me if it hadn't been for my finger injury, but I'm not going to look at it like that.
"Kasper has done well, so I'll just have to keep waiting for my chance.
"I may have to go out on loan at some point, but I've done that before at Tranmere and Blackpool and it was a good experience."