Liverpool rookie Daniel Ayala is determined to win another crack at the big time.
The Spanish teenager was thrust into the heart of Liverpool's defence for the first two games of the season when injuries struck down Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger.
Since then boss Rafael Benitez has bought experienced Greek international Sotiris Kyrgiakos, the 30-year-old making his debut in the 3-2 victory at Bolton last weekend.
Now Ayala knows that his brief taste of Premier League action is over, for the time being at least.
But having had a taste of the top flight, he wants more.
He said: 'I need to keep working hard and prove myself.
'If I keep training well and playing well for the reserve team then maybe I might get another chance in the Carling Cup later this month.'
Ayala came on as a substitute in the opening day defeat at Tottenham, and had his full debut in the 4-0 win over Stoke.