Scunthorpe United utility player Andrew Wright is concerned that his future is uncertain after the next few games.
Wright, 25, was loaned out to near-neighbours Grimsby Town but recalled by Iron manager Ian Baraclough after injuries to key players.
Wright told BBC Radio Humberside: "I have come back initially and he told me I was coming back because he needed me to play.
"I haven't had a conversation with regards to the next month or two yet."
Wright has played four times for Scunthorpe this season, as well as making nine appearances and scoring one goal during his two-month spell with The Mariners.
However, he will be unable to return to the Blue Square Premier side again this season due to the rules of the loan system.
Wright says he fears he will be left out in the cold again once first-choice players are fit again at Glanford Park.
He said: "The thought is obviously there that I've come back now because they need bodies in the building now, but what about in a month's time when everyone becomes fit again? Am I just going to drop back down the pecking order?"
The former Liverpool youth player joined Scunthorpe in January 2008 from West Virginia University in the United States.
He met his wife in America, but says while he does want to return there one day he has no immediate plans to do so.
Meanwhile, Kevin McDonald has returned to parent club Burnley following the completion of the second month of his loan spell.
The Scottish midfielder made five appearances and scored once for The Iron.
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