Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne believes his time at the club may soon come to an end.
The Republic of Ireland international has not played for the club this season and believes Paul Lambert will continue to opt for youth over experience.
However, Dunne, who joined Villa in 2009 from Manchester City, insists he has no resentment to either the club or Lambert.
"The manager is the manager and whatever he says goes, so there is no point in senior players complaining and saying that you need senior players in the team because it could just be sour grapes," he told Sky Sports News.
"But I certainly think there is a place in the team for senior players - it is great having all these young lads coming through but when they need someone to turn around and look, it helps.
"Brad Guzan was great, but Shay Given has all the experience and Stephen Warnock, we had players who could have played. But it worked out well and the manager has been proven right and next season it will be less bigger-known players at the club and that seems to be the way they are looking to go at the moment."
The defender has been sidelined with injury all season and could make a comeback for his country against Georgia on Sunday.
"I have never really missed out for long periods, and if someone had said at the start of the season I would be out for nine months then you can get your head around it but every two months to be let down it is hard and nobody could tell me, but now the biggest thing for me is to look forward,” Dunne continued.
"Hopefully Sunday will be the end of it and I can finish the season playing."