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Edging closer

31 October 2014

  • Royston Drenthe aiming for starting berth
  • Winger working hard in training 
  • The 27-year-old has Charlton clash in his sights

Having impressed with impact appearances from the bench, Royston Drenthe is edging closer to a starting berth.

The on-loan winger has made a positive impression on games upon his introduction and is enjoying his time in S6.

But with all seven of his appearances coming as a substitute, Drenthe is working hard in training to edge closer into the thoughts of Stuart Gray, as the head coach selects his starting 11.

“I’m enjoying myself here, I have a good relationship with the gaffer, my team mates and people at the club so that is a good thing for me,” Royston said.

“I’m always ready to play, the decision will be made by the gaffer but I need to keep my hard work going in training.

“When I get my chance on the field, I have to show people what I’m capable of.

“I’ve been a professional for ten years and everybody who knows Royston, knows what I can do.

“I’m not yet at my top fitness but I am getting there. You get top fit when you play games.”

As the Owls prepare for the trip South to Charlton this weekend, more game-time is firmly on Drenthe’s mind and to achieve that, the ex-Real Madrid man knows what he has to do.

He added: “We have to prove to the gaffer in training that we deserve to get a place in the team.

“I know when I come on the field what I want to do.

“Only two players in the world can perform consistently game in, game out and they are Ronaldo and Messi.

“But I will always try my best and do what I’m good at and that’s one-v-one situations and taking on players and looking for opportunities for my team mates.”

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