Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has warned first choice Tim Krul he is not content to be a benchwarmer.
The former Charlton keeper said: "Tim is a top keeper and he is the number one, but I am not here just to sit on the bench. I am here to push him.
"That's what I did all pre-season and I was disappointed, to be honest with you, not to start the season.
"I had a chat with the gaffer and he said, 'Tim is the number one, so you have to accept that'.
"But I just said I want to keep training, keep working hard and prove that I can hopefully get into the team.
"Obviously, Tim has been fantastic, as he usually is. All I can do is back it up when I get a chance to play and keep doing well in training."