Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn's admits that he has been disappointed to drop out of the team in recent weeks.
The young midfielder has broken into Stuart Pearce's starting line-up, but he has not been able to nail down a spot and has had to make do with a place on the bench more recently.
It is still a big step-up from the youth-team football that he was playing only last season, but Osborn admits that it has been hard to drop out of the team after getting a taste of senior football.
“It’s disappointing when you go from starting to out of the squad," he said to Forest's official site. "It can be hard. But Stuart will always tell me I’ve done nothing wrong and keep me positive and confident."
Osborn seems to have a bright future at the club and he may have done enough to get back into the team for their fixture against Norwich City this weekend.
The 20-year-old came off the substitutes' bench against Brentford in the Reds most recent fixture and Pearce says that he cannot keep overlooking the talented midfielder after his performance.
Although Osborn was not able to stop a humiliating defeat against the Bees, he did play better than a number of members of the team that started the game and he clearly caught the eye of his manager.
If he does start against Norwich the pressure will be on, as Forest's form has caused a tense atmosphere around the club.
The Reds have not won in their last ten games and they will know that they need to get back to winning ways soon.
Osborn will be hoping to play his part in this and he says that he will be determined to take his chance if he is offered another starting role.
"You’ve just got to be ready for it," he said. "All the squad have been given a fair chance, you’ve just got to put in a good performance to make sure your name is still on the teamsheet for the next game."