STRIKER Hector Sam has underlined his commitment to the Red Dragons' cause after coming off the bench to fire the winner in Saturday's 1-0 success at Notts County.
The Trinidad international seemed destined for the exit door after being transfer-listed by manager Denis Smith last season. But Sam is still at the Racecourse and hoping to force his way back into Smith's first-team plans.
He said: 'It would be nice if the manager showed enough confidence to say 'here are some games, take the chance'.
'I really don't know if he will, but that's what I need.'
But Smith said: 'Hector's looked sharp when he's come on but there's a world of difference between that and starting a match.'
That seems to indicate that Sam will once again have to settle for a place on the bench in tomorrow's home clash with Brentford.
Paul Edwards (hamstring) and Shaun Holmes (ankle) pulled up in training this week, but both should be fit to face the Bees.
Meanwhile, striker Lee Jones could be out of action for up to a month after he sustained an ankle injury in last week's Carling Cup defeat at Crewe.
Jones turned his ankle on a pop-up sprinkler on the Gresty Road pitch and suffered ligament damage. It was thought he would be back in action quickly but now it appears the former Wales international will be out for two to four weeks.