Jobi McAnuff has vowed to fight for his place in the starting line-up at Watford.
The midfielder, who joined Watford in June after leaving Crystal Palace, has been named among manager Aidy Boothroyd's substitutes over recent weeks.
McAnuff has fallen out of favour at Vicarage Road following the loan signing of Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough.
However, McAnuff is intent on forcing his way into Boothroyd's first XI plans.
"I was disappointed to lose my place in the team as we've had a good start to the season and I'd like to think I played my part in that," McAnuff told the Watford Observer.
"It is frustrating as the last three years I've been pretty much a regular in the teams I played in.
"One of the reasons I came here was because of the competition for places and so I can push myself.
"We've got a strong team that is doing well and I've just got to work as hard as I can, bide my time and get back in the side."