Spearing is proud of his breakthrough this season.
He told the Mirror: "For me, I think I've made the breakthrough into the squad and proved I can be relied on, but the step up to the next level is to be seen as a player who is in there week in week out, even when the best players are fit.
"I have to prove I am good enough to play alongside Stevie G or Lucas week in week out, not in place of them. I'm under no illusions, they are all qualities players.
"There are those two, Charlie Adam, Jordan, Jonjo - they are all players of incredible quality. It's the challenge though isn't it, to get there."