Claus Jorgensen expects to be on the bench tomorrow - at best.

But as speculation grows regarding the out-of-favour midfielder, he is refusing to jack it in.

Although the Dane does not seem to fit into Nicky Law's plans, Jorgensen is determined to get the manager to change his mind.

The 26-year-old has rejected overtures from Luton and Hull as he bids to show he can cut it in the First Division.

Jorgensen said: "I've got another year on my contract here and I'm just trying to focus on getting in the team. It's nice to know other clubs are interested in you but really what I want to do is perform for Bradford.

"After Nicky Law came in, he tried other players in the squad like me and I was quite happy with the way it went in the second half of last season. But for one reason or another, things have just turned round over the summer.

"But I'm trying to keep the transfer talk out of my head. I just want to work hard and convince the manager to start picking me again."

Jorgensen, like Juanjo, has become a bit of a forgotten man since the new campaign kicked off a fortnight ago. Despite Law's options being severely limited by injuries and the small size of the squad, neither midfielder has tasted any action.

But Jorgensen is ready to tough it out for another opportunity. He had to win over Jim Jefferies a year ago and is rolling his sleeves up to do the same now.

He said: "I'm trying to make sure I am up for it all the time and work hard in every training session.

"If you play every week, maybe you relax in training and that can catch you out. You need to be on your toes all the time otherwise the reserves will show they want it more than you.

"At the moment I'm one of those reserves so I have to perform in every training session and convince the manager that he can rely on me."

Jamie Lawrence's broken leg has opened up another opportunity in midfield although Jorgensen knows he will not get the nod against the Mariners.

He is prepared to keep battling away and said: "I want to see how things go but I haven't given myself a deadline. I still really feel I can play in the First Division."

Jorgensen is just as optimistic when he views City's chances ahead of a game against another team tipped to struggle against relegation this season.

"Over the summer we've grown stronger as a group," he added. "We know we need to perform on the pitch and can do that.

"We've got players in the squad that have done good things in the past and they are still capable of doing that."