Stoke City right-back Carl Hoefkens has warned he may have to move on in January unless he is able to secure a regular place in Tony Pulis' team.
The Belgium international has started the Potters' last three matches on the bench and cannot understand why he has been dropped.
"I will work as hard as I can until January and then see what happens," the 27-year-old told The Sentinel.
"If I'm not in the team then maybe the gaffer lets me go.
"I'm not tired, but it's the manager that takes that decision. If I'm not good enough he doesn't have to play me, and I have to live with that.
"I was man of the match for Belgium in Armenia, so I was really pleased when I got back here, but then it went the other way 100 per cent.
"I am prepared to play in any position he (Pulis) wants. But, of course, it's disappointing not to be playing."