Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark is out of favour at the moment and one reason for the Magpies hitting a decent run of form is the partnership between Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune in central defence.
Consequently, Ciaran Clark has been an unused substitution in Newcastle's last five Premier League games and with Lejeune and Lascelles looking like an exciting partnership and one that could get better next season, does the Republic of Ireland international have a future at St James's Park?
Clark, a £5 million signing in the summer of 2016, has been one of United's regular centre-backs this season, but Lejeune's form represents a big worry for him and it seems unlikely that he will break back into the first XI before the season is out.
Of course, Rafael Benitez will need covering centre-halves next season, but is Clark going to be happy to sit on a bench for much of next season?
The former Aston Villa ace turns 29 in September and I still feel he has a future at the club. He has made no noises suggesting he is unhappy and why should he? Rafa is a fair manager and Clark's day will come.