Hull City boss Phil Brown insists Dean Windass has a role in his first team plans.
Brown told the Hull Daily Mail: "Of course, there were some frustrated players, but the only way for them to vent their frustrations is to train well and put their hat in the ring for the Blackburn game.
"On Saturday, the decision was based on who was tiring and who might bring us pace.
"That doesn't mean to say that there'll never be a place for Dean Windass to start, that's for sure. He brings a lot of experience to this squad.
"He's keen to get his first start, like a lot of players, and hopefully that will come sooner rather than later."