Dickson Etuhu says he will have to consider his Fulham future if he continues to be Martin Jol’s second choice in midfield.

The Nigerian midfielder, who was a regular in Roy Hodgson’s side, has struggled to secure first team football this season despite earning a return at international level. The 29 year-old, who has had to watch from the sidelines for most of the campaign as Steve Sidwell has partnered Danny Murphy, hinted that he will have to think about a move in January despite being under contract at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2014.

It’s difficult if you only get 10 or 15 minutes. It’s very hard to get involved in the game, especially in my position.

At the end of the day I’m not playing much now and come January I’ll look at that. I’m happy the team’s doing well and if I don’t get my chance I’ll sit down with my people and have a chat about it.

If I have to make some changes then I’ll have to. I’m 29 and I want to enjoy my years. It’s difficult to take. I do get frustrated but that’s football.

The worst thing about it is you lose your fitness and when you come in to play once every three or four weeks it’s very difficult to enjoy. These periods are a test and I’m sure I’ll come out the other side strong.

Etuhu could face his former side Sunderland tomorrow as Sidwell is a doubt having had a minor hernia operation in midweek.