Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson expects striker Martyn Waghorn to leave the club in the coming weeks.
Waghorn, 21, recently stated his desire to fight for a place in the side having become a fringe player under Eriksson.
But the Foxes manager told BBC Radio Leicester: "He wanted to leave three or four weeks ago, then we said no, but for his own sake he needs to play.
"I don't know [if it will be a loan or permanent deal], but it will almost for sure happen."
The frontman, who joined Leicester in a permanent deal from Sunderland in August 2010, has yet to start a game for the Foxes this season and was left out of the squad for the Carling Cup win over Bury on Tuesday.
"I know that he's frustrated, angry maybe, that's normal, he's young and he has to play football," Eriksson added.