Rolando Aarons has told the Chronicle that he is desperate to be given a starting role for Newcastle United.
The tricky winger has made three league appearances for the Magpies so far this season, but they have all come as a substitute and he is eager to be given longer in which to impress.
Aarons says that he is ready to play from the off, but ealises that he will have to catch the eye in training if he is to force his way into Steve McClaren's starting line-up.
“I keep getting little tasters (off the bench) and obviously every time I play for Newcastle I love it but realistically I want to start every game, just as every other player in the squad does," he said.
“I’ve just got to keep working hard, keep my head down and when I get the opportunity take it.”
Aarons could be handed the chance to start that he desperately craves on Wednesday, as Newcastle take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
The youngster was selected in the first XI to face Northampton Town in the previous round of the competition, and put in an impressive performance during a 4-1 victory.
That result remains the Magpies' only win of the season so far, and Newcastle realise the importance of avoiding an upset against Wednesday.
The Owls have made a slow start to the new season themselves, but following a win over Fulham in their most recent outing, they travel to St. James' Park full of confidence.