Danielle Carter says she has rediscovered her confidence since forcing her way back into the Arsenal Ladies team.
The 20-year-old forward has started in all of the Ladies' matches since the summer break and has scored three times in her last two appearances.
Carter featured primarily as a substitute in the first half of the season and is pleased her patience is paying off.
I'm working hard in training and have got my chance. Hopefully I can take itDanielle Carter
"I'm just trying to get my confidence back up," she told Arsenal.com after scoring a brace in the 5-0 victory over Everton on Sunday. "I'm starting more games and hopefully I can stay in the starting line up.
"It's difficult [when you're not in the team] but it's at the best team in the country so I just had to be patient.
"It was tough but I am still young and I know there are good players here and I know I have to wait my turn. I'm working hard in training and have got my chance. Hopefully I can take it."
The forward was principally deployed on the wing earlier this season but has started the last three games as the spearhead of the Ladies attack. Carter is grateful to boss Shelley Kerr for showing faith in her.
"It is very reassuring that she feels I can play in big games - not only on the wing but centrally," said Carter. "It's good to have that versatility.
"I started off playing as a No 9 then got moved out on the wing. I think I prefer playing centrally.
"It's still early but Shelley's put a big emphasis on training, on things like first touches and playing forwards, general attacking play really."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 12 Aug 2013