NAT BROWN is keen to make up for lost time with Town this season.
The 22-year-old is delighted to be back in the first-team squad after playing just twice because of a knee injury since Peter Jackson became manager.
Jackson views Brown as a striker - he scored in the midweek Reserves' victory - but he's also aware he can play at the back.
"I don't think I'm a bad striker, but I really enjoyed playing in defence last season and that's where I've been aiming to challenge for the team," admitted Brown.
"I'm just desperate for a game, though, so wherever the manager wants to use me is fine. It's been really frustrating being out, but I feel great at the moment."
Brown's injury has troubled him for two months.
"They call it `runner's knee' and I could feel the niggle from the minute we came back to training," he said.
"I gave it a go to see if it would heal itself, but the specialist recommended either an injection to settle it down or an operation.
"I'm only young, so I didn't fancy an operation, and it looks like the injection has done the trick."