Marton Fulop has loved his time as Paul Robinson's cover in the Barclays Premiership - but doesn't want his chance to arrive via any misfortune.
The Hungarian Under-21 international goalkeeper has been on the bench for our last two matches with Kasey Keller on loan at Southampton.
"It has been very exciting," said Marton. "This was my dream when I started football to play in the Premiership and hopefully I'll get my chance in the future.
"Of course, I prepare myself fully because I know something could happen at any moment and I have to be ready.
"I'm not the type of person who wishes bad luck to someone though. I would like to deserve a chance myself, through my own form, not through bad luck."
He's going the right way about it with some fine performances for the reserves including Tuesday night's 1-0 win at Derby County - a win that took the team to the top of the table.
"It was a very hard game, they were better than I expected but we played well, passed well and the defence was excellent in front of me," reflected Marton. "I also managed to help out with some saves.
"Reserve team football is like the First Division in Hungary, so it's not a bad level.
"It helps to keep me in form. I need to play and it's very good to play in some of these stadiums like Pride Park."