The Geordie stepped in to replace the injured Tom Cleverley.
"It is not so much a case of being worried about getting back in, more that I just want to play," said the former Tottenham midfielder.
"I have to be patient. I have not been left out in the cold in any way and I know I am going to get games.
"It is frustrating but I look at the bigger picture.
"It hasn't just been me who has had to wait. Others are facing the same situation.
"But now the Champions League has started again more players will be needed."