Brighton & Hove Albion forward Jurgen Locadia confirmed he wants to stay at the club, and is eager to fight for his place in the team.
Speaking after scoring two goals in as many games following his winning strike in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Everton, Locadia believes he is seizing his chance in the team.
He said, “I never want to go on loan or be sold in January, that’s not my intention. But I made clear I want to play games and I talked with the gaffer about that too. I think my place is here in Brighton.
“I know I had a difficult time when not playing games but I think I showed in the last two games I deserve to be here.”
The Dutchman is also relishing the increased competition for places, and says he still has plenty to contribute in the second half of the season.
“The competition is good. Every single player wants to play and it’s up to us to show that we want to play.
“I’m competing with everyone on the wing and in the striker positions. It’s my weakness and my strength that I can adapt and play on the wide side.
“There are more goals and more chances to come from me.”
Locadia revealed he has not set any specific target for the remainder of the season, and is eager to contribute as much as possible in the attacking end of the pitch.
“It’s best not to look too much into targets, because if I’m not playing then I can't reach them. It’s not smart to put pressure on yourself if you’re not playing.
“My target is to play every week, give assists and score goals.”