Kevin Doyle does not believe he can improve in the Championship due to the gruelling fixture schedule.
The Reading striker has scored nine league goals this season, with the latest coming in the 2-1 victory over Doncaster in midweek.
However, he also missed a glorious chance when he rounded goalkeeper Neil Sullivan but over-ran the ball.
Doyle is worried that he does not have time to work on certain aspects of his game as he is constantly going from match to match.
"There are so many games," the Republic of Ireland international told the Bracknell Forest Standard.
"I don't know how players are expected to improve in the Championship because you don't get a chance to work on your technique to become a better player.
"It is just play, recover, play, recover, it's a nightmare. It's a strange league to prove yourself in, especially if you're playing every week.
"I might want to work on a left-foot finish, or a one-on-one, but I won't get the chance now because I need to recover for Saturday (when Reading face QPR at home)."
Doyle accepts that the situation just makes him more determined to help Reading win promotion back to the top flight.
"You learn as you go into games at the moment and it's difficult," he said.
"But it's our problem for being here so we need to get ourselves back in the Premier League."