Peterborough midfielder Chris Forrester says being away from his one-year-old daughter has been hard.
The 22-year-old joined Posh from St Patrick's Athletic in August, and has only seen her four days in two months.
"It's tough that I'm away from her but I'm doing it for her and my family at the end of the day ," Forrester told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
"As long as I can keep progressing, financially I'll be able to provide for them, that's the main aim."
He continued: "I FaceTime her every day so it's not too bad, but she doesn't really pay attention, she just wants to play games on the iPad.
"I think people forget that side of it, at the end of the day we're here to a job but we're also human as well.
"I think fans need to take that into account when you see a player make a mistake there might be something underlying."
Former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international Forrester has scored two goals in 13 matches for the League One side since his move to the ABAX Stadium.
His form has led Posh manager Graham Westley to liken him to England international Michael Carrick.
"I've played every game since I came in, but when I first came over I probably wasn't expecting to play every game and hoping to break through gradually," Forrester added.
"I've kind of set a standard for myself that I want to keep trying to improve."