Every coach has his own vision for the season, and therefore has a certain expectancy of his players. But every now and then some players are not considered to be a part of the coach's plans, and they end up spending the better half of the season sidelined. Can you name any players abroad who fit this bill?
In South Africa, Issa Sarr did not make the trip to Cape Town with his Orlando Pirates teammates ahead of their match against Ajax Cape Town this evening.
It has been reported that the Senegalese isn't considered to be a part of Muhsin Ertugral's vision for the season, while across in Mamelodi, Rheece Evans has been in a constant tug-of-war with Pitso Mosimane and his management team.
These isn't only the case in South Africa, though, as these things tend to happen abroad as well and there are three South Africans who have struggled to unshackle themselves from their club's grips.
Eager to see which players are being sidelined at their clubs? Browse the gallery above!
Who do you think deserves regular game time?