Scott Brown is not concerned about the potential return of England Under-21 goalkeeper Jack Butland to Cheltenham.
Brown was displaced as the Robins' first-choice stopper when Butland arrived on loan from Birmingham in September, and the 26-year-old featured only sporadically until the teenager went back to his parent club just before Christmas.
With the January transfer window wide open, speculation linking Butland with a move back to Cheltenham has surfaced. But Brown has stressed he is focusing fully on his own game to show manager Mark Yates that he does not warrant being dropped should Butland return.
"I don't know whether Jack's going to come back but if he does I've got this time now to show what I can do," he said. "I can only keep playing well and see what happens. The manager knows what we both can do and if Jack comes back the decision would be down to him.
"It's part and parcel of football. Some weeks you're in the team and some weeks you're out of the team. I think I must have played 130-odd games in a row before the start of the season, but it's just something that happens."