Leicester City assistant boss Derek Fazackerley says Matty Fryatt will need to bide his time to get his chance.
Fryatt has scored over 50 goals for the Foxes since joining from Walsall in 2006.
However, since Sven Goran Eriksson arrived as manager he has started just two Championship games without scoring a goal.
"He is probably a little bit frustrated but that happens when you have a large squad," Fazackerley said in the Leicester Mercury.
"We are looking at the different permutations of strikers and Matty will just have to be patient and wait his turn, and when he does get his opportunity he will hopefully take it."
Fryatt has been linked with a move to Hull City, where former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is in charge - something which has not surprised Fazackerley.
"I don't think Matty has expressed any desire to move," he said.
"It is not something I am personally aware of, but obviously Nigel Pearson and Steve Walsh would know him very, very well.
"It would be a surprise if he wasn't linked with a move to Hull in view of the fact they do know him, and the fact he is not getting as much football as he would like here.
"That is something we need to look at in the future."
Santa Cruz link
Fazackerley also admitted he was not shocked to see Leicester being linked with the likes of Roque Santa Cruz - who is expected to leave Manchester City in January.
"I would be surprised if we weren't linked with players like that, because he has been spoken about around the club," said Fazackerley.
"To our knowledge, he is happy to fight for his place at Manchester City and then see what happens in the transfer window if he is not happy then.
"At the moment I wouldn't anticipate anything happening on that front."