Watford midfielder Lee Williamson is eager to get the nod from manager Brendan Rodgers to line-up against Premier League giants Chelsea on Saturday, having struggled with injury in recent weeks.
The former Rotherham and Northampton man is hoping to be brought back into the fold for FA Cup duty as he strives to get his season back on track.
He has had to make do with a place on the bench for the last two games and admits that it has been tough with the Hornets not in action since their defeat at Wolves almost a fortnight ago.
"It has been frustrating, but weird as well because you always want to get another game straight away after tasting defeat like we did at Wolves," Williamson told skysports.com.
"So we would have preferred to get another game under our belts as soon as possible, but it wasn't to be.
"Hopefully I'll get the nod on Saturday, as I have had a setback recently with an injury that I picked up and whilst I was out of the team they did well and picked up some good results.
"It has been hard, but I understand that when the team is playing well I just have to work hard and try to break back into the team again."
The Hornets' weekend opponents have had a change of manager since their goalless draw with Hull City on Saturday, but Williamson insists that will have little affect on the upcoming clash at Vicarage Road.
"Obviously when you are playing against Premier League opposition it will always be a quality side lining up opposite you, so it will be a hard game no matter who the manager is," he said.
"They will still be a world class team on Saturday and they aren't a top three Premier League side every year for no reason.
"I don't think the manager leaving will play a big part in the game."