RICHARD Lee is ready to grab his chance with both hands after a shock return to the Brentford side.
With first-choice keeper David Button serving a three-game ban, the former Watford star made his first appearance for almost nine months in last weekend's 4-3 win at Tranmere.
Lee has been dogged by a shoulder injury and featured just six times last campaign.
Boss Uwe Rosler confirmed the 30-year-old will get another chance to impress in Monday night's London derby with Leyton Orient.
And Lee has vowed to take the opportunity as he bids to establish himself as Brentford's number one.
He said: “It's difficult to get a chance as a goalkeeper.
“I'm confident in my ability, having played a couple of hundred games. I know what's needed at this level.
“They may have looked to loan someone in, but I think I'm as well equipped as anyone.
“I would love to stake a claim, that's the plan. If I can keep my place I'll try and put in another good display.
“All I can do is perform to the highest level I can and hopefully put myself back in the frame.
“I've had my injury problems over the past 18 months but my aim is still to be number one.”
Lee looked assured between the sticks at Prenton Park after getting the nod ahead of Jack Bonham and Liam O'Brien.
He added: “Normally it wouldn't be the way to make my comeback because it was the first time I've played for nine months.
“I only had a week's full training and was thrown straight in. I told the manager I was keen to play and would take responsibility for my performance.
“Hearing the fans singing my name was fantastic. It was great to be back.”
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