Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law has said striker Paul Clayton needs to raise his game if he wants to win his place back in the starting line-up.
Clayton was left out of the side for the midweek defeat against AFC Telford.
And Law told BBC Radio Derby: "He was dropped because I don't think he's done anything. He has had 10 starts this season and not looked like scoring.
"When you are not scoring you have to show a good attitude and work hard and I don't think he's done that either."
Law, whose side have only won two of their 12 league games this season, added: "I'm not saying anything that I haven't said to him.
"Paul Clayton hasn't done it this year and that's why he was not in the team. Simple as."