Australian striker Ben Folami says he can make a difference to Ipswich Town's first-team after getting his first taste of senior football in 18 months.
Folami started in Town's 1-0 loss at Colchester in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday after the forward had been out of action for eight months with an Achilles injury.
But now the 20-year-old Aussie is back and eager to make up for lost time.
"I have to come back in and prove myself," the Olyroo told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"I did that before with Mick McCarthy and that took a lot of convincing and I've still got a long way to go to convince Paul Lambert. I'm really grateful he's given me an opportunity.
"It's been tough for me because when Paul Hurst came in, I was in the picture and then out of the picture quite quickly. Then the injury happened but I'm over that now and I'm looking to get more and more involved with the first team.
"There are opportunities for me and every opportunity I get I have to take it. I'm grateful to the gaffer to get the chance because he is giving them, so it's then up to us to take them.
"I think I can (make an impact in the league) if I work and train hard and give myself the opportunity I think I can make a difference in the first-team.
"There are some experienced strikers here to learn from and getting to train with them is great for me because I can see them doing things that I'm not and learn from that. It's about becoming more professional and adding that to my game."