Striker wants cup opportunity

26 September 2012 02:09
Rosenberg hoping to start

Swedish international striker Markus Rosenberg is hoping to get the chance to impression tonight in this evening’s Capital One Cup game against holders Liverpool.

The former Ajax and Werder Bremen striker has had a frustrating start to his Hawthorns career with the form of Shane Long and Romelu Lukaku restricting him to substitute appearances.

Rosenberg came on for the final 15 minutes against Reading on Saturday and hopes to have done enough to earn him a starting place tonight.

“It would be great to start as I played 15 minutes on Saturday and hopefully I will get a chance to start against Liverpool,” said Rosenberg.

“It has been a long time since I started a game but I’ve had one game with the under-21s and I also played at Yeovil in the last round so hopefully I will get another chance against Liverpool.

“I had quite a few defensive duties when I came on Saturday against Reading and the gaffer wanted to close out the game.

“That's part of the job. I didn’t really show my attacking side and hopefully I will get a chance to show that tonight.

“The team is doing fantastically and the gaffer cannot change too much at the moment.

“I came here with a lot of rest behind me so I was not really fit, but now I have trained well for a couple of weeks and made a couple of appearances.

“I feel good in training but training is one thing and playing is another.

“I need more game time.”

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