Uwe Hunemeier has insisted that he is more than happy to fight for his first-team place at Brighton & Hove Albion.
The summer signing has featured 10 times for the Seagulls so far this season in the heart of defence.
"It was a new situation for me not being in the team, but there are a lot of matches this season and nobody will play all 46 games," he told the club's official website. "[Dunk and Greer] did well in the match against Cardiff and that is not a problem for me.
"In the next match, Gordon got injured and it was then my time again and I have to prove myself. If I do my best, then I give myself the best possible chance to stay in the team for as long as possible.
"It is important to have a good mentality in the team, as everybody works for the same aim. That is really important; we have a good, competitive squad and we now need some of the other players, because we have a few injuries in the team."