Wes Brown has admitted he is frustrated by the lack of regular first-team football this season.
Defender faces fight on his hands for starting place
Wes Brown has admitted he is frustrated by the lack of regular first-team football for Manchester United this season.
The 30-year-old has failed to start in the Premier League for the Red Devils with only two full appearances in the Champions League draw against Rangers and the 5-2 win over Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup.
The United defender has been unlucky with injuries which have forced him to endure long spells on the sidelines and consequently fall further down the pecking order.
Brown now faces an almighty fight for first-team action against a fit-again Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, youngsters Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling as well as versatile defenders Gary Neville and John O'Shea.
When asked if he was frustrated at not having a regular first-team spot this season, Brown told the club's official website
: "Yeah, a little bit.
"But I've always had to deal with that situation throughout my career. It's something I've learned to handle.
"We've got lots of good players in defensive positions. I'm not in there at the moment.
"I have to keep training hard and, when I do get a chance, play well."
Brown is keen to not let his lack of opportunities get the better of him as he continues to push for a first-team place.
"All you can do is train hard," he added.
"There's no point sulking and letting it get to you. It might be difficult, but you have to remember that everyone wants to play every week. Unfortunately, that can't happen."