The former Manchester United trainee said: "When you are part of the squad, you have got to stay focused, whether you are on the bench or on the pitch, and that's what I have done.
"I have remained professional and been positive when I have come on and I felt I earned my start. Hopefully, I can stay in the team. Personally, I think I did what I could on Saturday. I battled away and worked hard and had a few, decent half-chances."