Blackburn manager Steve Kean is eager for the situation surrounding want-away defender Chris Samba to be resolved as soon as possible.
Samba has not played for Rovers since the beginning of January after seeing his transfer request rejected.
The Congolese centre-back was linked with Tottenham, Queens Park Rangers and French giants Paris St Germain during the winter transfer window but was refused a move.
He was left out of Kean's squad for Saturday's trip to Arsenal, where Blackburn suffered a 7-1 thrashing, despite being fit.
The manager wants to see his future decided sooner rather than later, admitting Rovers felt his absence at Emirates Stadium.
He said "Without going too deep he's fit and he's available for selection but I've decided not to put him in the squad.
"It's a situation we'd like to get resolved as soon as possible because I think the way we are just now is not really helpful for anybody - us or him.
"He's one of our key defenders and you always miss any player when they're not available."