Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Price spent nearly two months on the sidelines earlier in the season
Jack Price has disclosed that he never received an explanation off Walter Zenga as to why he was used so sparingly under the former Wolves boss during his time at Molineux, the Express and Star reports.
The 23-year-old began the campaign on the periphery of the squad, making four appearances in the Championship and three in the EFL Cup before the end of September.
Price struggled for opportunities under Walter Zenga
However, following the club's defeat to Newcastle in the cup, Price had to wait almost two months for his next appearance as Zenga seemingly preferred some of his other midfield options before he was dismissed in October.
And Price has suggested that Zenga never explained his prolonged absence, though he did admit that he understood the difficult position the Italian was in.
Burnley's Sam Vokes and Joey Barton in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jack Price
"He didn't really explain," he said, as reported by the Express and Star. "It's difficult for him because he had a squad of 25 and had to leave six or seven out. I understood that but at the same time you still want to know why you're not playing.
"It was tough. Gaffers have different opinions of players and maybe it wasn't the right opinion he had of me. That's football. Sometimes your face doesn't fit.
Current Wolves manager Paul Lambert
"I just kept working hard and kept fit. It was hard. Personally you want to play every week and if you're not on the bench it’s hard to keep your head, but I stayed professional."
While Rob Edwards' inability to end Price's exile from the first-team during his time as caretaker may have left the former Leyton Orient loanee wondering what chance he stood of making an impact for the club, his prospects do now look brighter.
Paul Lambert has included Price in both of his starting line-ups since his appointment, and thus, he will be hoping to prove just how wrong Zenga was to leave him out.