Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone has admitted that he is growing frustrated waiting for an opportunity to get back into the first team.
With just 10 starts in the Premier League all season, eight of which came in manager Harry Redknapp's first 10 games in charge, the 22-year-old has been frozen out of late.
The England Under-21 international last appeared in the league at the end of January when he came off the bench in the final stages of the club's 3-1 win over Stoke.
In fact, the only action the former Derby youngster has had in the past month has come in both legs of the UEFA Cup last-32 tie with Shakhtar Donetsk as Redknapp fielded weakened sides.
Fellow top-flight side Fulham are said to be monitoring the situation should Huddlestone decide to leave and were rumoured to have made an enquiry in the January transfer window.
"It has been very frustrating recently. If I get an opportunity, all I can do is remind the manager what I can do," he told the Evening Standard.
"I have not really spoken to the manager that much. The only rumours I know are what I hear and what I read about, so it has been frustrating.
"Not playing is very difficult. I just have to force my way back into the team.
"It is a case of continuing to work hard, and trying not to let the situation affect me daily."