Plymouth Argyle striker Steve MacLean has revealed his determination to succeed at the Home Park club.
MacLean has not played any first-team football for the Pilgrims since last September and spent the end of last season on loan at Aberdeen.
New manager Peter Reid criticised the 27-year-old's fitness and attitude at the start of pre-season, but MacLean insists his heart remains in the Argyle cause, despite uncertainty over his future.
He told The Herald: "My situation is the same as it has always been. If I'm here, I want to play. I will always give my best for my team-mates and for the manager.
"That's the same situation now. As long as I'm here I'm desperate to play and I want to do well for myself, for the club and for the fans."
MacLean says he has taken Reid's criticism on board, adding: "I like the manager. Black is black and white is white with him. That suits me. What he says goes. If he's not happy he tells you, and I don't mind that."