Newcastle teenager Mehdi Abeid is hoping to be given more chances by manager Alan Pardew in what promises to be a busy season for the club.
French-born Algerian Abeid arrived on Tyneside last summer on a five-year deal after departing Lens, where he played for the academy side.
The 19-year-old midfielder managed only two first-team appearances for the Magpies last season, in the FA Cup and League Cup.
Despite his limited involvement in Newcastle's campaign, Abeid was pleased with his development over the course of the season.
Pardew has suggested he could turn to his less experienced players as Newcastle look to juggle their domestic duties with a Europa League campaign after finishing fifth in the Premier League last term.
That could bode well for Abeid, who told the club's official website: "I have progressed a lot over the last year.
"I have worked with good people and played with good players and that has been very important for me as a young player.
"I hope to progress every day and continue to progress. I want to do more.
"I would like to keep up what happened last season. I need to keep up the same work, keep the same frame of mind, and hopefully will get to play more games."
Abeid was handed some game time in Newcastle's 1-0 pre-season friendly defeat to German third division side Chemnitzer FC on Friday.
The midfielder started for the Magpies before being replaced by new signing Gael Bigirimana in the 66th minute.
He added: "Pre-season has been good so far.
"It has been a lot of hard work, but very good training. We need that for the new season, that is important for us. It is a busy season coming up so we need to be in a good condition.
"It was good to start against Chemnitzer. It was disappointing to lose but in these games the result is not the most important thing - it is more about our fitness.
"I love playing and would like to play more games and continue to play as it is important that I have a good condition to start the season."