Peterborough United midfielder Micah Hyde has admitted to being frustrated at a lack of first-team action in the opening weeks of the new season.
The 33-year-old has made just two starts for the Posh this term, having been captain of the side that won automatic promotion from League Two last season.
Hyde told the Evening Telegraph: "It was great to be back last week, because I haven't been happy sitting and watching the matches.
"I've had to be very patient, because like everyone else I want to play every week.
"I captained the side last season when we got out of League Two, so it's been a bitter pill to swallow this season. But I'm a professional and it's the manager's job to pick the team.
"I certainly haven't been moping around the place and I cheer the team on even if I'm not in it."