Ben Watson is hoping is hoping his goal-scoring performance against Arsenal will lead to a first team run. The former Crystal Palace midfielder was signed by previous manager Steve Bruce in January 2009 but has only just earned a chance to impress under Roberto Martinez.
"It's been a frustrating season for myself," the 24 year old said.
"But it was nice to be back, playing and getting on the scoresheet.
"I've not played as much as I wanted to play in the team this year, which is the gaffer's choice at the end of the day. He makes the decisions.
"I've been out on loan a couple of times, worked hard, got my chance and I feel like I did reasonably well in this game.
"Whether I've done enough to convince the manager I should be a regular, I don't know. I've played one game. I don't want to get ahead of myself.
"I'll go into training the next few days, do what I've been doing all season and we'll see what happens at the weekend."