Marc Crosas is urging Celtic boss Neil Lennon to give him a regular run in the first team. The Spanish midfielder has vowed to fight for a place in the Hoops' starting XI after turning down interest from Espanyol and Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day.
He told The Glasgow Evening Times: "Neil Lennon has to realise that I'm not the sixth midfielder."
"Offers arrived in summer, but none were interesting enough for me to leave Celtic. I'm in a great club, but my aim is to play, I am still only 22."
Unfortunately for Crosas, his age is another obstacle to him winning a place even on the bench as he no longer qualifies as one of the three Under-21 players clubs must list every match day.
It is a situation he has discussed with Lennon, adding: "We tried to find a solution before the close of summer transfer window. Now he has told me I'm one of a group he can pick from and I have to work, as I am doing, to have a chance."
Crosas concedes opportunities may have been more plentiful had Celtic not crashed out of Europe before the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.
Crosas added: "We failed in Europe and now we only have the two cups and the championship, and a club like Celtic has the obligation to win everything."