Sheffield United winger Ryan Flynn hopes his recent impressive form as a substitute will earn him a place in the starting line-up soon.
The summer signing from Falkirk has caught the eye in recent weeks with several appearances from the bench, including his first goal for the club in last month's FA Cup victory over Oxford.
The 23-year-old finds himself behind current favoured wide-men Stephen Quinn and Lee Williamson, but he insists he is happy to be patient and wait for his chance in the starting XI.
"Hopefully, that was just a settling in period with a few niggles because I'm enjoying my football now and I'm going from strength to strength," Flynn told skysports.com.
"My target now is to earn the chance to start a game, but at the end of the day I know that it is all about the squad and my time will come.
"I've had to be patient over the past couple of weeks for my chance to come, but now that it has I'm trying to grasp it with both hands, especially with the busy Christmas period coming up.
"We had a few boys, Blackpool's Matty Phillips and Billy Clarke, come in on short-term loans and they did really well, but they've gone now and it has meant that I've been given more of a chance recently.
"The squad we have got here is a really good one, with more than enough quality to push on and concentrate on the top end of the division.
"I'm just happy to be involved as much as possible and when given the chance hopefully I can help this club succeed."
The Blades extended their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions at the weekend with a 3-0 win over Rochdale, but remain fifth in the League One table and the former Liverpool youngster expects the current top five to be there come May.
He added: "Obviously, the top two are starting to break away a little bit and the top five teams seem to be creating a bit of a unit now, so I feel those five will be the ones challenging for automatic promotion this season.
"It is quite tight in the league though, especially just outside the play-offs and every club is fighting for something at this stage of the season."