Axed Melbourne City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen says he's not about to throw his toys out of the A-League cot after being demoted for Dean Bouzanis.
Since a round one red card in Wellington, the legendary Danish gloveman has started each of City's games on the bench.
It's never a pleasant feeling for a goalkeeper to give up the starting position but Sorensen -- ever the professional -- is knuckling down, not fussing about.
"That's football," he said on Wednesday.
"I'm not going to sit down and cry over it. I'm just going to work hard, support the team and hope they'll be an opportunity around the corner.
"I hate seeing players that are disappointed and trying to stir things up. I don't want to be that guy.
"As I had Dean's support when I was playing, he has my support."
The 41-year-old is in a similar situation to his counterpart at parent club Manchester City, Joe Hart.
The England No.1 was told by incoming coach Pep Guardiola that he didn't suit his preferred "sweeper-keeper" role, leading to Hart's loan move to Italian club Torino.
The trickle-down of ideas between the two City Football Group-owned clubs shuffled Sorensen down coach John Van 't Schip's pecking order.
"We're trying to go the Manchester City route and play a lot out from the back," Sorensen said.
"That's the manager's choice.
"The coach has some ideas about the way we're going to play.
"I'm old school. I know my limitations but it's not like I can't fit in. I've proven that.
"To be fair to Dean he's really good in that area.
"[Van 't Schip] wants to see Dean in that role short term and we'll see how we end up."
Sorensen did reappear in City's goal last week against the Western Sydney Wanderers, after Bouzanis suffered an oblique muscle strain and was forced off at half-time.
Bouzanis is expected to resume his role as first-choice goalkeeper on Sunday for the visit of Wellington Phoenix, but Sorensen remains hopeful his number could be called.
"Thats what I've been told. It's not like I've been put in the bin," he laughed.
"We don't tend to get a starting line-up until the day before or the day of the game [and] I always prepare myself as if I'm going to start.
"I don't know what the manager's plans are but I'll be ready."