Colchester United goalkeeper Mark Cousins is hoping to cement his place in the U's starting eleven, having impressed in the 1-0 FA Cup first round defeat by Leyton Orient at the weekend.
The 21-year-old's previous three starts for United had come in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, but Cousins now hopes to get a run in Paul Lambert's side.
He told The Gazette: "Now I've got my chance, I hope to take it. As a goalkeeper, you have to be patient and I've had to bide my time.
"My next aim is to start against Walsall this weekend and hopefully get a run in the side, which is what any goalkeeper wants.
"I just have to keep working hard in training and hopefully I'll be selected."