Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen has admitted he did not ever imagine he would see himself in his current situation at the club.
The Norway international has found himself completely cut out of the picture at KCOM Stadium this season, with manager Grant McCann leaving him out of the first-team frame.
It is a situation that he is struggling to understand, having made 39 appearances in the Championship for the Tigers last season and starting each of those games.
For whatever reason, the new boss, who replaced Nigel Adkins in the hot-seat, does not fancy the 27-year-old, who admits he has had to take it on the chin.
“But I have taken it as a man and do not walk around and go around whining.
“I do the job I can and want to play U23 matches to keep myself in shape. I’ve been training more than ever. I can do it because I know I’m not going to play matches.
“Of course, the situation is not optimal, but I feel that I have shown good form in the matches I have been playing.”
With the January transfer window just around the corner, it presents both Henriksen and Hull with a chance to rectify the situation.
If Hull plan on leaving him out, a move elsewhere would make sense for the midfielder, particularly with Euro 2020 on the horizon.
That’s undoubtedly what Henriksen is hoping for, particularly after watching the club block his attempts to depart in the summer.
“I hope, and work hard for, that it will be a solution as soon as possible,” he added.
“Where I end up and what happens, I can’t say anything about, but it will be an exciting time ahead.
“There were some bids this summer, and they could have sold me then. I can’t bear to say so much about it, but in my opinion, a lot has been done wrong.”