Midfielder Harrison Biggins says he is enjoying his opportunities in the first team at Fleetwood Town.
Biggins has made eight first team appearances since joining Fleetwood in the summer of 2017, with four of them being in the league.
The 21-year-old is yet to make a start under head coach John Sheridan; and knows he has to keep his head down and wait for the nod.
“It is up to them to decide who plays,” said the midfielder.
“I can only do what I have done and keep working hard. When you see the names that were playing against AFC Fylde, playing alongside them help you along.
“I can’t thank Barry Nicholson enough for giving me my chance, and since I have been here he has helped me out a lot. He played in a similar position to me, and for him to put me in against Portsmouth; I will thank him for that.
“I have plenty of confidence when I play, so maybe that helps me. I hope this will lead to more chances, but at the end of the day it's up to the manager."
Biggins spoke after Town’s 2-0 victory over neighbours AFC Fylde in the Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final on Tuesday afternoon, and the youngster knows how important the game is against Charlton Athletic at the weekend.
He added: “In the last two games, you can see that we have tried to play and score goals.
“We have had plenty of shots on target, our work-rate was great and in those two games, we showed enough to get three points in both.
“For me, it can be difficult starting in front of players who know the score about being in a relegation battle. I have to work hard and continue what I am doing.
“I have a lot of confidence, but we now have to go to Charlton and get all three points.
“We’ve definitely got the quality in the squad to stay in this league.”