Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong admits he is not guaranteed to remain at White Hart Lane after falling down manager Harry Redknapp's pecking order.
The Cameroon international, who has started just one Premier League game this season, is now Redknapp's fifth-choice centre-back behind Ledley King, Younes Kaboul, William Gallas and Michael Dawson.
Bassong has not given up all hope of reviving his flagging Spurs career but the stopper admits he might be forced to look elsewhere if he fails to get more game time.
"I would love to have a long-term future at Spurs but if I'm not playing enough, I don't think I'll be able to stay at the club," he told the Evening Standard.
"For my career, for the type of player I am, I need to play week-in, week-out, so if I don't get another chance at Spurs, I'll change."
Bassong, who was a first-team regular when Spurs qualified for the UEFA Champions League in 2010, added: "I didn't receive any good explanation why I was dropped but that's football.
"Sometimes the manager has to make these decisions and I have to respect them, even if I am a bit surprised and disappointed about them."
A January move could be on the cards for the 25-year-old after a proposed switch to local rivals QPR collapsed over the summer.
"Everyone knew the QPR move was close but in football sometimes weird things happen and the deal wasn't done," he added.
Bassong has been dropped from the Cameroon national side since falling out of favour at Tottenham but hopes his appearances in Europe and the Carling Cup will keep him on their radar.
He said: "I got dropped at Tottenham for no reason and I lost my place in the national team as well so that was a tough moment for me but since I've been playing a bit more I'm confident of returning to the national team."