Cammy Kerr is determined to win his place back in the Dundee team and secure a new contract.
The full-back has dropped out of Jim McIntyre’s starting line-up in recent weeks and will be out of contract in the summer.
And, having spent 15 years at Dens Park, he hasn’t given up hope of staying for 16 and beyond.
“I want to get back into the starting 11,” said the 23-year-old.
“My contract is coming to an end and I want to be playing so I am in the strongest possible position to secure a new one.
“Everyone knows that I am a big fan of the club and proud to have captained them many times, so not playing is frustrating.
“All I can do is work really hard in training and take a chance to get established again if comes.”
Kerr could move on in the summer with no compensation required to be paid as he turns 24 this year, however the defender has not started looking elsewhere.
He explained: “This has been the most disappointing period of my career and I am only concentrating on bringing it to an end.”