By Lloyd Webb

Calum Chambers says he is developing as a player by learning from his team-mates in training.

The defender impressed in the FA Cup win against Burnley and scored the second goal of his career with a fantastic curling effort into the top corner.

Chambers has also adapted to a new midfield role this season and says he is working hard every day to improve.

I’m just concentrating on getting games and training hard and trying to get myself in the squad and the team. I’m just trying to make myself stronger and get nearer the team and things like that

Calum Chambers

“I want to be in the first team now,” he said. “I’m training as hard as I can and learning and you take it on the chin. I’m pleased with how things have gone.

“I’m learning in the background. I'm not playing as much and I'm getting on in a few games. I feel like I'm learning in training and watching players in my positions. I have started training in that holding midfield role and played a few games there which was enjoyable.

“I still see myself as centre back and maybe a holding central midfielder. It gives you an opportunity to play. If you are [able to play] in different positions it gives you more of a chance to play and having the knowledge where you want the ball in different positions.

“I’m just concentrating on getting games and training hard and trying to get myself in the squad and the team. I’m just trying to make myself stronger and get nearer the team and things like that. You can’t let yourself get frustrated and you have to remain focused. You have to keep your eye on the goal and concentrate on yourself."

Calum Chambers
Calum Chambers

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31 Jan 2016