Liverpool defender Danny Wilson hopes to make the most of the first team experience he has been given by manager Kenny Dalglish so far this season.
The 19-year-old Scot was signed from Rangers last summer with a view to being a player for the future but injuries and an extended Europa League campaign have seen him drafted into the squad and also the team on a few occasions.
Wilson, who has had to play out of position at left-back instead of the centre, was pressed into action last weekend in the defeat at West Brom after injuries to Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger.
He has a chance of starting against Manchester City at Anfield on Monday, although that may depend on whether Fabio Aurelio is deemed match fit having returned to training last week after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
"With Kenny it's good for players like me to see the manager is willing to put young players in the side on a regular basis," said Wilson.
"His attitude seems to be 'If you're good enough, you're old enough'.
"Since he's come in he's given me four games and I'm happy with that. Some of the young lads have had a chance too. It's up to us to take those opportunities."
With the injuries affecting the squad Dalglish admits some fringe players are going to get a chance.
"Out of somebody's misfortune always comes good fortune for somebody else," said the Reds boss.
"For certain players they'll be closer to getting a game in the first team than what they would have been if the lads had been fit."
For Wilson this season has been a learning curve and he has been closely watching veteran defender Jamie Carragher, who moved up to fourth in the club's all-time appearance list after his 661st run-out last weekend.
"The way he works, his professionalism and his approach to training is second to none, so it's not really a surprise to hear he's played that many times," said Wilson.
"When you see him every day you see how good he is and how he's got himself to where he is. He's an example of what a young player needs to do."