Simon Cox concedes he may have to consider a move away from West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window in order to play regular first-team football.
The striker has started just one game in the Premier League this season and has featured off the bench for Roy Hodgson's side on five occasions.
The 24-year-old is disappointed with his lack of playing time, particularly as he is trying to secure a spot in the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 squad.
Cox plans to see what happens over the next few weeks before potentially discussing a loan move away from The Hawthorns in the New Year.
"I'm never happy when I'm not playing," said Cox in the Birmingham Mail. "I would like to play more and it might be something I have to look at in the Christmas period.
"I might have to look at what I do but it'll be a decision made then, not anytime soon.
"If that is to happen then it'll be a decision that suits everyone concerned. It's a decision that'll be made further down the line.
"I want to be in the best physical shape possible and in the best mental state to give myself the best chance of getting to the Euros.
"I will have to look at what the manager thinks, what he wants to do - we have the January window coming up and he might want to bring people in himself too.
"Maybe he might think the time is right for me to go somewhere else. Obviously there are still a few weeks to go but we will see how it all unfolds."