Kevin Betsy is braced for the battle of earning a regular first team spot at Wycombe Wanderers after returning to the club from international duty.
The 33-year-old left midfielder was taking part in the Indian Ocean Games with Seychelles, and whilst he's returned to Adams Park with a gold medal from the competition, he's also found his starting place with the Chairboys in doubt.
Joel Grant has taken advantage of the former Southend United midfielder's absence with some impressive displays at the start of the campaign, and Betsy knows he will have to fight to regain his place for the Npower League One side.
“The Indian Ocean Games was a fantastic competition to be involved in and a great achievement from all the players and coaching staff. And I thank the club for letting me go and to do something for the country of my birth," said Betsy.
“There is competition for places and that is healthy for any club. If you don't perform then you will be on the bench or in the stand and that is part and parcel of football and it should be no different at this club.
“I played seven games in three weeks so it was very hard and my fitness is good and am fit. I was ready to play against Orient but I wasn't needed but hopefully I will get a chance on Saturday.”
Betsy did get minutes under his belt for Gary Waddock's side on Tuesday night in the 4-1 Carling Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest, and will be hoping to follow that up against Huddersfield Town this weekend.
The Terriers put Wycombe to the sword the last time they made the trip back in November 2009, and the Chairboys will be looking to avenge the 6-0 defeat in-front of the Sky Sports cameras.
“I have managed to score live on Sky at the Galpharm with another club, but my last game there was a bit of a hammering and not one to add to the DVD collection," said Betsy.
“They were unfortunate not to be promoted and Lee Clark, a friend and former team-mate of mine at Fulham, has done a tremendous job.
“We have put Saturday's result (defeat to Bury) behind us now so we go in with optimism. We are a different side than the one that played that day and we will be ready.”
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