Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell has revealed that he is hopeful of earning a regular spot in the team next season.
The England international, who joined the club from Everton last summer, made just 11 league appearances in the 2012-13 campaign.
"I am hoping that this season I can stay injury free so that I will be able to do well for the club. I think everyone has a chance to prove himself and that is what I am hoping to do," he told Goal.com.
"Manchester City is a big club with many players and I believe that to be in the starting lineup, you need to earn your place."
The 22-year-old is currently with City on their pre-season tour of South Africa.