Aaron Lennon hopes he will prove to be Martin Jol's wildcard option from the bench as the season develops.
The summer signing from Leeds United made his reserve team debut - and scored the opening goal - in the 4-1 win over Watford at Stevenage.
The 18-year-old has pace in abundance and could provide a great attacking alternative for the Head Coach in tight games when the legs of full-backs are beginning to get a little tired.
"Hopefully, if I keep playing well in the ressie games I will hopefully get on the bench," he agreed. "If I get on I will do my best and if I get a 20 minute run I will show what I can do."
Aaron is fully aware that he has a tough task on his hands to break into the first team group, but views the strong competition as a positive in his quest to improve as a player.
"It is a great club with great players," he added. "We've got a big squad and, when you get to play in reserve games, you've got perform to hopefully push for the first team.
"The players you get to play with here can only improve you. You can only become a better player by playing with such good players and all you can do is try your best when you get a chance.
"It is great to see Martin and Chris Hughton turn up to watch the ressie games - it means you've got to perform and show them what you can do."