The 31-year old winger has seemingly lost his way in Tony Pulisâ€™ plans this season as he not started once in the Premier League but after an impressive cameo off the bench in the 2-0 home win over Swansea City on Saturday, is feeling good about retaining his position in the starting eleven.
"It has been frustrating for me because I know that my form hasn't been anywhere near the levels which I am capable of over the past year or so," he told the club's official website.
"It is disappointing not to be starting games, but I fully respect the manager's decision. The team has been doing well recently so I can't complain too much.
"The biggest disappointment though, like I have said so many times before, has been my own form but I don't want to go over old ground â€“ all I will say is I am doing everything I can to get back to my best.
"I am working as hard as I ever have done in training to try to get back in the team again, and that is what I will continue to do."