JAKE Reeves insists he's ready to grab his chance with both hands if he's given a start at Derby County tonight.
The Brentford midfielder is likely to come into the side for the Capital One Cup clash at Pride Park.
Reeves has featured in four of the Bees' five games so far this campaign, with his only start coming against Dagenham & Redbridge in the previous round.
But the talented 20-year-old hopes to boost his chances of a regular spot.
He said: “It will be a good stage to play on. Every chance I get I've got to try and make it difficult for the gaffer to leave me out of the squad and then hopefully push for a regular start.
“Every year I want to play more games than the previous season. I want to keep improving.”
Bees boss Uwe Rosler is likely to ring the changes for the trip to Derby, with Kevin O'Connor and Javi Venta among those likely to feature.
But Reeves reckons whoever is given the nod will give Championship County a run for their money.
“I don't think many people expect us to win, but whatever side we put out will always be competitive and a threat for anyone,” he added.
“A few years ago they were in the Prem and they're now an established Championship side, so it will be a good to gauge where we are.”
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