Midfielder Neil Danns is hoping that his performance during Birmingham City's 2-1 win over Hereford has reminded Steve Bruce of his ability.
Danns has failed to make the final 16 in any of City's four opening league games but was presented with a rare chance on Tuesday.
Bruce is interested in Peter Luccin of Atletico Madrid but Danns has not given up hope of his manager turning to him.
"It's been particularly hard for me because everyone has seen in the media that we're looking for a centre midfielder and it's said that we're short.
"There's been comments like, 'There's no-one else' and I'm just sitting there thinking 'Hang on, what about me?'.
"I got a chance on Tuesday against Hereford and hopefully I've reminded the gaffer that I'm still around. I'm confident I can add something to the squad."
The 24-year-old has attracted the interest of Nottingham Forest but Danns would prefer to fight for his place at St Andrews.
He said: "I have contemplated it (going on loan). But I want to be a Birmingham City player. I don't want to go anywhere else.
"I'm not going to sulk, I'm not going to sob. I'm a man now, I've got to take it on the chin but at the end of the day I do want to play."
Meanwhile Birmingham have given a trial to 18-year-old French midfielder Stefan Milojevic, who is currently out of contract at Monaco.
Milojevic plays on the left side of midfield and played a part in City's reserve game against Reading on Wednesday.