AFC Telford United midfielder Jon Adams wants to fight for his place rather than be sent out on loan.
Adams has struggled to make it into Andy Sinton's squad in recent weeks, despite starting the club's first game back in non-league's top flight at Cambridge United.
"I haven't moaned, I have just tried to get on with it," Adams told BBC Radio Shropshire.
"I'm missing playing but it's a case of taking your chance when it comes."
Defender Robbie Williams and James Lawrie have been loaned out to Altrincham in a bid to gain match fitness after recovering from an injury-hit summer.
But Adams fears he may be next because of his limited number of appearances: "It's difficult once players go out on loan, you rarely see them come back, that's been the way when Rob Smith was here as well.
"I'd rather stay and fight for my place. The exception is Richard Davies who went to Chasetown last year and did well, so he's shown what can be done," Adams added.
The former Leamington midfielder was signed by previous manager Rob Smith and he quickly earned the respect of the fans after scoring two goals against Southend in the FA Cup in 2008.
Telford take on Stockport County at the weekend at the Bucks Head, with midfielder Carl Rodgers and striker Adam Proudlock waiting to see if they will be included in the squad after recovering from injury.
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