By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Journalist
Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling is keen to transfer his reserve form on to the first team stage.
The 21-year-old notched twice for United's second string on Tuesday afternoon as they romped to a 6-0 win over Norwich, and it was the latest stage of Gosling's recovery from a long-term knee injury which has kept him sidelined for the majority of his Magpies career to date.
However, after impressing during the pre-season Stateside tour, along with appearances against Sunderland in the Premier League and Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup, Gosling is determined to keep himself in manager Alan Pardew's plans.
"I'll take it, but I should have definitely had a hat-trick," he told nufcTV about his brace.
"I was playing just off Ryan (Donaldson) and that suited me, but I will play wherever the manager asks me to, and I was just glad to be able to score twice. I'm pleased with the game.
"That role takes a bit of getting used to and obviously if I'm going to play there more then I have got a lot to learn, but as long as I'm in and around the centre of the pitch then I'm happy anyway.
"I need games and I'm happy I got 90 minutes. I probably need a couple more still. But if you get a run of games then your confidence gets up and your performances get better and better.
"Hopefully I will get a shout at the first team and replicate my performance on the big stage."