EGIL LOOKING FOR ROVERS EXIT
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Norwegian international has now fallen so far down the pecking order at the club that he did not travel to Spain with the rest of the squad and was playing against Leeds reserves in Morecambe instead of soaking up the sun in La Manga.
With the likes of Matt Jansen, Corrado Grabbi, Marcus Bent and Mark Hughes in the side, Ostenstad has made just one appearance for Rovers this season.
The 30-year-old has not had much success in Lancashire after his move from Southampton, and would like to rebuild his career at another club.
Ostenstad was once a feared striker in The Premiership with The Saints and was linked with moves to several of the top clubs in England, but has fallen from grace since his move to Graeme Souness's side.
Ostenstad turned down the offer of a loan move to Walsall last month, but is not very confident of earning a permanent move within The Premiership.
"It's getting very difficult now to move to another Premiership club," said Ostenstad.
"Everyone is under pressure in The Premiership in many ways but particularly in the transfer market.
"Managers have got to make exciting signings so it's difficult to get a move to another Premiership team or even to one of the top sides in the First Division, for that matter.
"It's difficult, but you've just got to get on with it because it's part of football. The situation I'm in now is not the situation you would want to be in but I've got to try and make the best of it."