Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell hopes his injury woes are over.
Since returning to fitness he has made three substitute appearances, including playing the final half-hour of the FA Cup fifth-round victory over Leeds on Sunday.
The 21-year-old said: "I have been working really hard, keeping up my work and feeling as fit as ever. There is great competition, and I knew that when I joined, so I have to be patient, keep working, and see what happens.
"The manager knows how versatile I can be - I can play along the back as well, so I hope that is to my benefit in getting a few more games.
"My main aim now is to stay fit. That has been my main problem for the last year or so, an inability to stay fit and shrug off little injuries. That has held me back and I think, if I can stay fit, the games will come."