Portsmouth chief Peter Storrie believes it is time goalkeeper David James put the club first and worked hard for his position.
The 39-year old was keen to depart the south coast club during the transfer window but no rival clubs moved in with an offer.
Now, Storrie wants the England international to give more to Portsmouth.
"David has got to knuckle down and work hard," he told The News.
"He may be the England goalkeeper, but we have got a lot of talented goalkeepers here.
"David has got competition believe me. Asmir (Begovic) has grown in stature every time he has played and Antti Niemi is not far from fitness. We have also got Jamie Ashdown.
"David has said things and most of those conversations have been with Paul (Hart). Let's just say they have had discussions.
"As far as we are concerned, he is under contract and here to give 100 per cent to Portsmouth Football club.
"If he does not want that he has to tell us that."