Shane O'Connor has hinted that he may have to leave Ipswich in order to find regular first-team football.
The 21-year-old has made just one appearance for Town since Paul Jewell replaced Roy Keane at the Portman Road helm.
That record suggests he does not figure in his managers' plans, and he was left out of Ipswich's 23-man squad for a pre-season trip to Holland this week,
He is currently being forced to train with the club's U18 side, with his future very much up in the air.
O'Connor still has one year left to run on his current contract, but admits he may not see it out.
The Republic of Ireland U21 international insists he would be happy to remain at Ipswich, but appreciates that a change of scenery may be beneficial to his long-term career.
He said: "I want to be playing for Ipswich and I will keep knocking on the door of the squad and the first-team.
"I think I could do well in the Championship but different managers like different things and you have to respect that.
"I am not really sure what is going to happen. I am at an age where I want and need to be playing."
O'Connor joined Ipswich in 2009 after undergoing a successful trial.
He was available that summer after being released from Liverpool's academy system.