Stoke boss Tony Pulis has decided against loaning out any more of his players before the transfer window opens in January.
But Pulis said: "Glenn (Whelan) is going nowhere and neither is anyone else who is in our first-team squad.
"Glenn has been to see me and I've told him his chance will come around again. It will then be up to him to take that chance.
"We are going to need all the players at some stage and some of them will have to be patient.
"Having a big squad and players who are unhappy at not playing is a new experience for me, but one that I was always going to come up against.
"I can see both sides of the coin because I was a player myself many moons ago. No-one was more unhappy than me if I was ever left out.
"Each case is treated individually and on its merits, but I can't see anyone else going out for some time."