Footballers are a funny old bunch.
Some have all the talent in the world but ultimately fall short of their expectations as players, whilst others are written off only to move clubs and become superstars.
I don't know whether footballers are prone to making New Year's resolutions, but if they did then perhaps they should wish for a first team opportunity or to find their place at another club.
For some players one of those wishes will become a reality in 2012 and it just might make their careers.
Here we'll take a look at some out the players that may finally make a name for themselves in 2012.