Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake admits he has had to be patient in his search for first-team football this season.
The 24-year-old scored his third league goal of the season against Manchester United at the weekend but could not prevent the Red Devils running out 2-1 winners.
He has only started four times in the Premier League this term and at Old Trafford made his case for a place in the side against Arsenal on Wednesday night.
"I've kept quiet and just worked hard on the training ground waiting for my chance," Ebanks-Blake told the Birmingham Mail.
"It's always the team first and foremost rather than individuals. The manager picks the team for the good of all of us and the best way he sees it for any particular game.
"We're all wanting to get in and work hard on the training ground but we also have to be patient and keep our heads down.
"Then if we get an opportunity we can do what we can."
Ebanks-Blake, who was at United as a youngster, admits he was delighted to get on the scoresheet but would rather have picked up a point.
"I was delighted to get the goal but it would have been so much better if it had helped get us a point or three," he added.
"I was very pleased for the goal but just gutted for all of us because we ended up with nothing from the game.
"But that's football and United are renowned for scoring late goals, particularly at Old Trafford.
"It's always brilliant to score but particularly special for me to do it at Old Trafford.
"I love scoring goals and enjoy playing football. But it would have been better to be talking about a goal that turned out to be an equaliser that got us a point.
"All we can do now is look to tomorrow and see if we can get something then."