Harry Vince wants to hold down a regular place in the Boston United team - but he knows that will only come with hard work.
The 17-year-old was handed his first start for the club in Saturday’s goalless draw at FC Halifax Town.
And after getting that first taste of starting action, he knows he wants more.
“I did enjoy it, my first start in a Boston shirt and I feel quite proud of myself,” he said.
“I just need to kick on now and try to keep my shirt.
“I want to be involved. If I’m not then I carry on and keep training hard.
“At my age you’re not going to start every week. But we’ll see what happens.”
Vince may not be the biggest player on the club’s books, but his refusal to shirk a challenge has impressed manager Adam Murray.
But the bigger they are the harder they fall, and Vince says the battles in the middle of the park are something he looks forward to.
“I enjoy the physical side,” said the youngster who recently had a loan spell with Wisbech in the UCL Premier.
“I don’t mind getting stuck in. It’s part of my game.”
And responding to his manager’s praise, Vince added: “I’m happy.
“It’s good to hear those words from the gaffer, but I think it’s what he expected of me.
“He wouldn’t stick me in there if he didn’t think I could do a job.
“All I had to do was keep working hard in training, and I think the gaffer’s seen that.”