Haris Vuckic chasing more Newcastle action this season
He is eyeing more bench opportunities with the Magpies, not to mention the Carling Cup fourth-round tie with Blackburn Rovers next month.
Vuckic told the Evening Chronicle: "The gaffer has said I have a chance to show everybody what I can do this year.
"I hope we can keep on doing well. The longer we stay in the Carling Cup, the more of a help that is for me.
"This is a good situation as we get more experience. If we manage to take part in a penalty shoot-out then that's even more experience, so it's all good. We are excited by all of it."