He told The Sentinel: "I think people are going to write things when players aren't playing. They will stir up a few things, but we have a good team and a good squad. The manager is building for the future and I want to be part of that.
"Everyone wants to play and I am a player that has played a lot of football in the past.
"But I have to be patient. Ryan Shawcross was out of the team earlier on in the season, but has got himself back in the team and that is what I am looking to do."