Moseley centre Jack Adams admits he faces a battle to make the starting line-up after returning from injury.
The 25-year-old has made two appearances off the bench since recovering from surgery on his thumb, in the defeats to Bedford and Cornish Pirates.
However, those 43 minutes of action take his total to less than three hours in the last four months, during which time Moseley have built a centre pairing as strong as any in the last few years.
Captain Andy Reay has continued to lead by example with some outstanding displays and Greg King has proved a successful summer recruit from Worcester.
Brad Hunt has also demonstrated himself capable of filling in at outside centre, all of which, Adams concedes, leaves him with an uphill task.
“I just want as much rugby as I can. You don’t want to sit on the bench but Greg and Razor have had a great season together and there’s nothing you can do about that,” the former Bristol and Gloucester threequarter said.
“From the outside looking in it’s brilliant that they have played well but from a personal point of view you want to get back in and mix it up and get back in for the play-offs.
“Whether that’s going to happen, because they have been playing well, is another story. If I can be a second part of that, they are playing well and I come off the bench if I can and add to that, that’s what I am going to have to do.”
Whatever happens Adams is happy to merely be back playing after a frustrating season that started with a dead leg in the first match and was followed by a hamstring strain and then thumb problem.
During his absence he was unable to do any ball-work as he let the damage repair. “I was nervous getting back into it, you always are,” he said.
“It seemed like a simple injury but I broke and dislocated it so it had to be pinned. It wasn’t great. I only did my first contact session a week before the Bedford game, that went well and then in the half I played we were defending most of the time so it was a good test.
“I really enjoyed getting back and playing rugby, that’s all you want to do when you are on the sidelines. It was brilliant getting back into the changing room beforehand, getting the buzz and the pre-match environment.”
Meanwhile Moseley’s forgotten centre, Callum MacBurnie, believes he could have played his last game for the club.
MacBurnie, who is currently on loan at National One outfit Coventry, says he needs to be playing more regularly.
“I have loved my time at Moseley but I think going away for a bit might do me some good, maybe I need a new challenge somewhere and I can come back later. I am pretty open minded about where that is.”