Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has insisted Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns have a future at the club despite making them train with the under-21s.
Striker Beckford, 28, has only started three games this season and almost left in August, while midfielder Danns, 29, has only started one match.
Both players were left out of the squad for Sunday's win over Hull City.
Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's normal practice for players who are not in the squad not to train with us."
When asked if the pair have a future with the Foxes, Pearson said: "Absolutely. I will pick the squad that is right and everything else that goes on will go on in its own time."
Beckford, a £4m signing from Leeds in August 2011, has only played five games this season - with just two starts in the Championship.
Danns has only appeared in three matches, with his sole start coming in the Capital One Cup.
Pearson said: "Rumours start and I don't know where they come from. I always have the squad who are playing the following day.
"I will choose the squad for any given game and it was the same last year. Once the squad is named, that's how it is."