Last Updated: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:29
Michael Kightly says he has only got himself to blame for failing to nail down a regular spot in Stoke's first-team this season.
The 27-year-old has been in and out of the Potters' starting eleven since moving to the Britannia Stadium from Wolves last August for an undisclosed seven-figure fee.
However, he is determined to finish the season on a high by producing the kind of form that will make it impossible for manager Tony Pulis to leave him out.
Kightly is anxious to make up for lost time after overcoming a serious of injury problems that restricted his involvement in the last few years with Wolves.
Fitness wise he couldn't be feeling any better after revealing that he hadn't missed a single training session since moving to City, which is why he is slightly disappointed to have only figured in 21 Premier League matches so far this season.
Kightly told Stoke's official website: "It's been an up and down season for me though for sure, because I haven't managed to nail down a regular spot in the team.
"That hasn't been down to injury, it's been for other reasons.
"I've had no injuries this year and I haven't missed one single training session yet this season, which is quite surprising to be honest, because I have had a few problems in my career.
"I thought I started the season well, scored a couple of goals, and then lost my place.
"Since then I have struggled to get back into the team really, but hopefully with my injuries well and truly behind me, I can push on and get back to playing to the level that I know I am capable of."
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