Crowther ready to bide time

Fleetwood's Ryan Crowther is still happy to play the waiting game after making an unexpected appearance against Oxford.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 13:57

Graham Alexander: Has Ryan Crowther knocking on his door

Graham Alexander: Has Ryan Crowther knocking on his door

The midfielder, who returned from a loan spell with non-league Hyde earlier this month, replaced the injured Junior Brown on Saturday before netting their second goal in a 3-0 win.

But the 24-year-old admits he was just hoping to catch the eye of the management team and to make the most of the opportunity.

"Obviously you have to be patient in this game," he told the club's official website. "We've got a big squad with a lot of good players in it so it can be hard to get in to the first team.

"I've been out for a while and it's important to take your chance when it comes to you.

In the end, though, it's the three points that matter most and whoever scores isn't the main issue.

"I've done myself good because it's been a frustrating time. I've always believed in my ability to play first team football and I'm hoping this will lead to more chances for me.

"First and foremost, it's hard work that counts and the talent will hopefully come through."

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