Newcastle United's forgotten striker Xisco scored a hat-trick for the reserves on Monday night, and vowed to continue to do his best to break into Alan Pardew's first team.
His three goals in a 5-1 win against Stoke Under 21s drew praise from Newcastle reserves boss Willie Donachie, who has been pleased with the attitude the Spaniard has shown in the Barclays Under 21 Premier League.
He told the club's official website: "I know I came to play with the first-team but I didn't get the chance so I have to keep trying.
"If I have to play with the Reserves for the moment I will play with the Reserves, and I will help the team to reach their targets.
"I'm happy. I'm happy to score goals, that's always a good feeling, and I'm also happy to help the team get a win. That's the most important thing.
Since his arrival at St James' Park in September 2008, 26-year-old Xisco has made nine appearances in the Premier League, and having spent most of the last two years on loan at his former club Deportivo de La Coruna, this week's game was only his second Magpies start at any level since the summer of 2011.
The striker scored a handful of crucial goals at the end of last season to help Deportivo win promotion to La Liga, and he believes that he has carried that form into the current campaign for Newcastle.
"I feel good," he said. "When you're playing with confidence everything is easier. I just need to keep playing.
"There's one thing that I've always felt from Newcastle: the fans have always been very good with me. I've always felt the support from them so it's a way to return the confidence."
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