NAT BROWN is keen to impress in tonight's LDV Vans Trophy assignment against Morecambe at the Galpharm (7.45).
The 23-year-old replaces the injured Andy Holdsworth at right wing-back for only his second start of the season and is eager to make a mark.
"Every player wants to be in the first team and I'm no different," said Brown, who played 72 minutes of Saturday's 3-3 draw against Bristol City after Holdsworth hurt his left shoulder.
"I want to catch the gaffer's eye and be a regular in the starting line-up, not always on the bench.
"It's bound to be a battle because all the lads give the gaffer 100% and Andy Holdsworth is a really good player.
"He's unlucky to have been injured, but it gives me a chance and I want to do well. I'm not bothered where I play, either, as long as I'm in the starting line-up."
Brown is excited about the LDV and the chance of a final at the Millennium Stadium.
"We want to do well in the League first and foremost but it would be nice to win a little Cup along the way as well," he smiled.
"There was a great atmosphere at Cardiff in the play-offs, so it would be great to go there again."
On the penalty which proved a turning point at Ashton Gate, Brown added: "It was a shambles of a decision and even Lita didn't think it was a penalty and he was supposed to have been fouled. It's upsetting still."
Town (from): Gray, Brown, Lloyd, Yates, Clarke, Mirfin, Brandon, Schofield, Worthington, Abbott, Fowler, Mendes, A Sodje, Senior, Ahmed, McCombe, McAliskey, Collins.
Morecambe (from): Sollitt, Perkins, Bentley, Twiss, Stringfellow, Curtis, Thompson, Swan, Carlton, Warmsley, Blackburn, Howard, McFlynn, Dodgson, Hunter, Robinson, O'Connor.
Referee: Russell Booth (Nottinghamshire).