Adnan Maric admits his confidence has been boosted by the recent surge of academy graduates into Swansea City’s first-team squad.
Since his arrival in June, Graham Potter has given youth a chance at the Liberty Stadium, handing out senior debuts to numerous youngsters.
Maric, who made his first-team debut against Notts County in the FA Cup earlier this year, was part of the club’s pre-season tour of Germany and Austria, while he was also on the bench for the Carabao Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
And having seen several of his team-mates at under-23 level break into the first team under Potter, the Swedish midfielder is hopeful of following in their footsteps.
“I’m really pleased for all the boys that have made the step up to the first team,” the 21-year-old said.
“It gives us confidence that the gaffer isn’t afraid to introduce younger players.
“I’m just going to keep on working hard and, hopefully, I’ll get a chance in the future.
“Whether it’s me or them, it doesn’t really matter. So long as someone gets a chance, there is hope for all of us. If they are playing, I could be the next one.”