Tim Sherwood has told the Birmingham Mail that he is still undecided over where Aston Villa attacking midfielder Carles Gil's future lies.
Gil has rarely featured for Villa since Sherwood took charge and the 46-year-old is still assessing the Spaniard's ability.
He does say that Gil is not alone, though, and that he will be looking to make a decision on whether the playmaker still has a part to play before the end of the campaign.
"I’m still looking at him like everyone else,” said the boss.
“Carles is not alone. There’s probably four or five that have been left out of the squad at the moment. I think we’ve got the most numbers that we’ve ever had in training. It’s good news.”
If Villa did let Gil go this summer it would be a disappointment to most supporters of the club, as he impressed greatly during his initial period in the side.
Gil only moved to Villa Park in January and he was one of the side's best performers over the latter part of Paul Lambert's time in charge.
Blessed with skill and creativity, Gil offered Villa a different option to the other members of their squad, but his position in the team has been taken by Jack Grealish.
Sherwood has shown faith in the Villa academy product and it seems that Gil faces a fight to win his place in the team back.