Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Rob Lainton is delighted with his first team elevation.
Lainton has stepped up with Jussi Jaaskelainen currently suspended.
He told Bolton's website: "Coming back at pre-season I expected to be fourth choice, but with Ali going to Wigan and Jussi being suspended, then I'm obviously excited at the chance I've got for the next three games.
"To be honest, I feel like I've come on a lot since I came back after summer. It's great knowing that I'm coming into training every day and I'm going to be working with the first-team players.
"When I came to the club in the youth team then it was the level I aspired to. When you are training on one pitch and see the big names on the other then you want to one day be over there.
"Now it's great that I'm actually there and the lads are great with me too because they treat me as part of the group.
"Hopefully I can continue as I have been doing."